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1,882 Cov cases, 7 deaths: 2nd wave now as big as the 1st | Ranchi News

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RANCHI: Jharkhand recorded 1,882 new Covid cases on Thursday, the fourth highest single-day figure since the outbreak started in March last year.
The last three times the state recorded higher figures were during the peak of the first wave of the pandemic on August 31 (3,331 cases, 1.63 lakh tests), September 1 (2,066 cases, 38,000 tests)and September 9 (2,652 cases, 97,000 tests) when lakhs of people were tested in special drives held across Jharkhand. Notably, 28,568 samples were tested on Thursday, indicating a positivity rate of 6.6%
The situation in Ranchi turned grim with 858 new infections, the second highest since the September 1 testing drive when capital got 951 new cases. On Thursday, the city recorded its biggest single-day toll with six of seven deaths in the state, equaling the toll on September 11. One death was recorded in Sahebganj.
East Singhbhum reported 204 fresh infections, Hazaribag (91), Dhanbad (90), Deoghar (72), Bokaro (70) Dumka (67) and Koderma (50). All of these are highest one-day figures since mid-October or earlier. With 498 recoveries and seven deaths through the day, The state’s cumulative caseload touched 1,32,790, of which 9,279 are active cases, 1,22,383 have recovered and 1,158 have died.
A total of 40,584 people were administered their first dose of vaccine on Thursday and 5119 were administered second dose. According to state health department records, a total of 2,84,492 persons have been vaccinated second dose of Covid vaccine in state while a total of 18,59,078 beneficiaries have received their first shot.

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