Covid recoveries outnumbered fresh cases for the second consecutive day in Jharkhand on Thursday, bringing the number of active cases of Covid-19 infection closer to 1300, figures compiled by the heath department highlighted.
Over 144 people were found infected by the lethal virus in Jharkhand in the past 24 hours, while 173 patients suffering from the infection recovered during the same period, a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM) stated.
Ranchi, the district with highest number of Covid cases, accounted for more than half of the cases that surfaced across Jharkhand on the day. The district reported 77 cases against 84 recoveries, which brought the number of active cases here down to 653, the NHM bulletin revealed. Apart from Ranchi, only East Singhbhum reported a double-digit-spike in cases on the day. The number of active cases shot up at 166 on Thursday as the district reported 27 fresh cases against 17 recoveries. Dhanbad reported nine cases, while Bokaro reported six cases on the day.
At least seven of 24 districts in Jharkhand did not report even a single case of Covid-19 infection on the day. After Thursday's test results, only Ranchi and East Singhbhum had more than 100 active cases of Covid-19 infection in Jharkhand.
The Government on Thursday tested swab samples of 12133 people and more than 1 per cent of them were found infected. So far, the government has collected swab samples of 50.16 lakh and tested 50.06 lakh of them, highlights data with the health department.
As per Government data, as many as 117384 people have been infected by the Covid-19 virus so far in Jharkhand and 97.97 per cent of them have recovered. However, at least 1048 people could not survive the viral infection in the state.
No Covid-19 casualties were reported in Jharkhand on the day. As per the NHM bulletin, the growth rate of the virus in Jharkhand was 0.12 per cent against the national average of 0.13 per cent.