Jharkhand reports 21st Covid-19 death

Ranchi (IANS) With one more person succumbing to coronavirus on Tuesday, the Covid-19 death toll in Jharkhand has gone up to 21.

A 58-year-old man, a resident of Dhanbad district, breathed his last at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Ranchi.

Meanwhile, with 40 new cases getting detected on Tuesday, Jharkhand’s Covid tally has gone up to 2,854.

As per the data provided by the health department, the number of active cases in the state is 766, 2,068 persons have been cured and discharged from different hospitals.

Out of the total 2,854 cases which have been detected so far, 2,109 are migrant workers who have returned to the state from different coronavirus hotspots such as Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Tamil Nadu.

The recovery rate stands at 72.46 per cent in the state.

So far, 1,59,176 samples have been tested in the state, of which 1,56,322 have returned negative. The number of people under institutional quarantine is 45,643, while 2,81,305 persons are under home quarantine.

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