Jharkhand reports 55 new COVID-19 cases; Zero virus-induced deaths

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Ranchi, Jul 17 (PTI) Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,46,588 as 55 more people tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, a health department bulletin said on Saturday.

The COVID-19 death toll remained at 5,120 as no new fatality due to the contagion was reported in the last 24 hours, it said.

Of the 55 new cases, a maximum of 17 new cases were reported from East Singhbhum followed by seven cases from Ranchi and four each from Gumla and West Singhbhum.

No new COVID-19 case was reported from Chatra, Giridih, Godda, Hazaribag, Khunti, Pakur, Sahbeganj, Saraikela and Simdega.

Jharkhand now has 340 active COVID-19 cases, while 3,41,128 patients have recovered from the disease including 51 during the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.

The COVID-19 mortality rate in the state remained at 1.47 per cent, higher than the national average of 1.30 per cent.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state has improved to 98.42 per cent, better than the national average of 97.30 per cent.

Altogether, 1,07,92,160 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Jharkhand, including 56,552 since Friday, it added. PTI NAM RG RG

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