Jharkhand reports 100 new Covid-19 cases

Tue 19 Jan 2021, 12:53:16
Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally mounted to 1,17,786 on Tuesday as 100 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 1,054 after four more patients succumbed to the infection, he said.

Ranchi district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 44, followed by East Singhbhum (17) and Dhanbad (eight).

Jharkhand now has 1,190 active cases, while 1,15,542 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said.

The state has tested 10,484 samples for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, he added.

Meanwhile, 2,964 health workers were vaccinated at 48 centres in the state on Monday, another health official said.

Eight of them exhibited symptoms of Adverse Effect Flowing Immunisation (AEFI) but none required hospitalisation, he said.

A total of 3,200 health workers were vaccinated on the first day of the nationwide immunisation drive on Saturday.

Principal Secretary of Health Department, Nitin Kulkarni, said that 1.4 lakh health workers who have been registered on the Co-Win application will be vaccinated.

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