Jharkhand on Wednesday vaccinated about 50,000 residents against Covid-19 and almost 40,000 of the beneficiaries who got jabbed on the day were younger than 45 years, figures compiled by the health department highlighted.
As per provisional data released by the National Health Mission (NHM), at least 37,860 residents were administered the first dose of vaccine on Wednesday, while 14,759 beneficiaries got their second jab. As many as 29,477 residents in the age bracket of 18 years to 44 years got their first dose of vaccine, while 8,496 beneficiaries from the same age group got their second jab, NHM data highlighted.
Data available on the Co-Win portal highlighted that at least 834 session sites were operational across Jharkhand on the day. Close to 4000 Ranchi residents were inoculated at 27 session sites, while 19 session sites administered vaccine jabs to almost 3000 residents in East Singhbhum, as per data on Co-Win platform.
As per data shared by the NHM on Wednesday evening, Jharkhand had 4,76,210 doses of vaccines available in stock, enough to last about four days. According to NHM, the state has so far received 1,01,66,910 vaccine doses from the Centre and administered 98,78,690 doses.
Meanwhile, the active caseload of Covid-19 continued to dip on Wednesday as the state reported 41 Covid recoveries against 30 fresh cases of infection, highlighted a bulletin from the NHM. As per NHM data, as many as 223 Jharkhand residents were battling a Coronavirus infection by the end of Wednesday.
However, the active caseload in Ranchi, Dhanbad and East Singhbhum witnessed a spike as fresh cases outnumbered recoveries in these districts.
As per NHM data, at least seven cases against two recoveries took the active caseload in Ranchi to 52, while six cases against only one recovery took the active caseload in Dhanbad to 19. In East Singhbhum, three fresh cases surfaced and two patients recovered. The active caseload there was 14 on Wednesday.
At least 15 of 24 districts in Jharkhand did not report fresh cases of Covid-19 on the day. The state on Wednesday tested swab samples of 49,946 residents and 0.06 per cent of them were found infected by the deadly virus. So far, over 3.47 lakh people have been infected by coronavirus in the state and 98.45 per cent of them have recovered, while 1.47 per cent of patients could not survive.