13 deaths take Covid body count past 300-mark, caseload nears 30k | Ranchi News

Ranchi: Jharkhand’s Covid toll crossed the grim milestone of 300 with 13 casualties across the state on Saturday taking the body count to 310. East Singhbhum, which now has 128 casualties, again reported the highest number of deaths in the state with seven patients succumbing to the virus.
Ranchi and Hazaribag reported two deaths each, while Bokaro and Koderma reported one.
With 907 fresh infections in last 24 hours, including 35 reported from East Singhbhum on Friday night, Jharkhand now has 29,103 Covid cases, of which 9,607 are active, 19,186 have recovered (including 814 on Saturday) and 310 have succumbed to the virus.
East Singhbhum alone accounts for 41.2% of the total deaths of while state capital Ranchi, with a toll of 50, has a 16% share. “Most casualties on Saturday were patients suffering with different comorbidities and were above 45 years of age,” a health department official said.
Of the 872 cases detected on Saturday, the two cities had the highest numbers — Ranchi recorded 188 and East Singhbhum 150. West Singhbhum (81) recorded its biggest one-day spike and Bokaro got 73 new infections followed by Palamu with 54. Of the 11,434 samples tested, results of 7.62% returned positive.
Of the 24 districts in Jharkhand, seven – Ranchi, East Singbhum, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Giridih, Deoghar and Palamu — have recorded more than 1,000 Covid cases till date.

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