Jharkhand reports 101 new Covid-19 cases

Wed 20 Jan 2021, 13:16:39
Ranchi: Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,17,887 as 101 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Wednesday.

The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 1,057 after three more patients succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

Ranchi district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 53, followed by Dhanbad (16) and Bokaro (9).

Jharkhand now has 1,147 active COVID-19 cases, while 1,15,683 people have been cured of the disease so far, the official said.

The state has tested 13,886 samples for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, he added.

Meanwhile, 2,749 health workers were vaccinated at 48 centres in the state on Tuesday, another health official said.

Eighteen of them complained of Adverse Events Following Immunization (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 and 2,964 on Monday, the official added.

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