RANCHI: A total 19,000 people tested for Covid-19 on Friday where less than one percent was found infected. However, 200 patients recovered from the infection on the day, causing a marginal rise in the Covid recovery rate in the state and a fall in the number of active cases, the data released by the National Health Mission (NHM) suggests.
As many as 189 people, including 71 from Ranchi and 24 from East Singhbhum, were found to be Covid positive on Friday, stated a bulletin released by the National Health Mission (NHM). Of the 195 people who overcame the viral infection in Jharkhand on the day, at least 65 were from Ranchi and 27 from East Singhbhum. These two districts account for around 50 per cent of active Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand.
Meanwhile, one more person from East Singhbhum died of Covid-19 infection, taking the count of Covid fatalities in the state to 962 and that in East Singhbhum alone to 351. The district has accounted for highest Covid casualties among all the 24 districts in Jharkhand so far.
The growth rate of the virus in Jharkhand was 0.16 per cent against the national average of 0.40 per cent, while the doubling rate of the infection in Jharkhand was 420.71 days against the national average of 172.42 days. The Covid mortality rate in Jharkhand was 0.88 per cent against the national Covid mortality rate of 1.50 per cent.