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With no new death from Covid-19 in Jharkhand, the total number of cases is 3,44,543 | India News


RANCHI: Jharkhand has not reported any deaths from Covid-19 in a single day, while 138 new cases raised the count to 3,44,543, a health department bulletin said Monday.
The state now has 1,596 active cases and 3.37,848 patients have recovered from the disease, it said. The death toll stands at 5,099.
The recovery rate has improved to 98.05%, better than the national average of 96.30%.
No new cases were reported in four of Jharkhand’s 24 districts: Godda, Latehar, Pakur and Saraikela, the bulletin said.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Kuldeep Choudhary said there are no active cases in Pakur district, after a patient was discharged from the hospital.
However, test reports for 4,297 samples were pending, it added.
In total, 93,84,507 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in Jharkhand, including 42,443 since Sunday, according to the bulletin.
In an attempt to combat the second wave of the pandemic, the state government has extended the lockdown restrictions until June 24.

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