Jharkhand Reports Over 1700 New Covid-19 Cases, 7 Fresh Deaths

RANCHI: Jharkhand’s COVID-19 tally inched towards the 50,000-mark with the detection of 1,774 new cases, while seven fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 462, a health bulletin said.

The fresh infections have taken the state’s caseload to 49,817, it said.

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 656, followed by East Singhbhum (244), West Singhbhum (164) and Dhanbad (145), the bulletin said.

There are now 15,025 active COVID-19 cases in the state, while 34,330 people have been cured of the disease so far, it said.

The state has tested over 39,500 samples for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin added.