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State sees 12 deaths, over 1.3k cases take tally close to 39k | Ranchi News

Ranchi: Jharkhand on Sunday reported 12 Covid-19 deaths and 1,323 fresh infections, taking the toll in state to 410 while the caseload inches closer to 40,000. The state also reported 1,182 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Among the 12 deaths, two were reported late on Saturday from Ranchi and Dhanbad while 10 were recorded on Sunday with East Singhbhum continuing to report the highest number of casualties at seven deaths. Dumka, Pakur and West Singhbhum reported one death each. The death toll breached the 400-mark on Saturday night.
In Ranchi, 248 fresh cases were reported on Sunday while Bokaro reported 178 new infections. Dumka, Ramgarh and Chatra, too, reported cases 157, 124 and 110 cases respectively followed by East Singhbhum (85), Giridih (69) and Saraikela with 62 new cases. This is for the first time that five districts reported three-digit fresh infections at a time while Dumka reported it for the first time.
With 1,323 fresh infections and 1,182 recoveries on Sunday, the cumulative caseload in state stood at 38,435, of which 11,577 are active and 26,448 have recovered.
The positivity rate has a slight increase on Sunday at 6.53% as 1,323 out of total 20,246 samples tested positive for the virus.
In the last six days, Jharkhand witnessed a surge in fresh infections with 7,120 cases reported. It made the weekly growth rate climb at 3.51% which is 1.23% more than the national average of 2.28%. The doubling rate in the state has reduced to around 20 days while the national average stands at about 31 days.


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