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Single-day Covid spike breaches 100-mark 1st time since January 20 | Ranchi News

RANCHI: After almost two months since January 20 this year, the single-day spike in fresh Covid-19 cases breached the 100-mark on Friday as the state recorded 105 new cases of the infection. It also recorded 75 recoveries and one casualty from Ranchi, taking the death toll due to the virus to 1,095.
Of the 105 cases, Ranchi accounted for 39, followed by East Singbhum (24). The number of active cases in East Singhbhum has also gone past the 100-mark again for the first time since January 23. Currently, there are 118 active cases in the district.
Meanwhile, Bokaro saw 10 new cases, followed by Dhanbad (6) and Godda (5). Gumla and Hazaribag reported three cases each while Sahibganj and Simdega reported two fresh infections each. Khunti, Latehar and Pakur reported one new case each. As many as 11 districts did not report any new infections in the past 24 hours.
According to the state government bulletin, the total number of cases stood at 1,21,055 on Friday while the number of recoveries stood at 1,19,307. There were 653 active cases in the state on Friday, the highest of them in Ranchi (366).
Meanwhile, as many as 24,656 people took their first dose of vaccine on Friday. Of them 18,003 are senior citizens, 3,683 are between 45-59 years with comorbidities and 2,970 are frontline and health workers. As many as 7,735 health and frontline workers took their second dose across the state.
The bulletin also said 2,03,703 health and frontline workers have taken their second doses so far, making up for 71% of the target.

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