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2 Covid deaths in Jharkhand, 340 new cases

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With two new Covid deaths – one each in Ranchi and Hazaribag – the coronavirus toll in Jharkhand touched 897 on Saturday. The casualty rate through the pandemic in the state 0.86%. Meanwhile, with 340 new cases and 411 recoveries recorded through the day, the number of active cases of Covid infections dropped to 4,566, figures compiled by the National Health Mission (NHM) revealed.
As per government data, as many as 1,04,239 people have been infected by the new virus till date and 98,776 have recovered from the infection, taking the recovery rate up at 96.75%. The seven-day growth rate of the virus in Jharkhand was 0.3% against the national average of 0.48%. The doubling rate of the virus in the state was 232.58 days against the national figure of 145.86 days.

Of the 240 cases detected on Saturday, 86 were from Ranchi alone while Dhanbad and East Singhbhum got 44 patients each. Bokaro (31) was the only other district with more than 30 new cases.

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