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COVID-19 cases crosses 300 mark in Jharkhand

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Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

Twenty-two more persons on Thursday

tested positive for novel coronavirus, taking the total number of cases to 303, including 147 infected migrants, in Jharkhand.

Out of the total number of cases, 164 are active while 136 people recovered from the infection in the state, a government bulletin said here.

The Director of Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr D K Singh, said nine out of 703 swab samples tested at RIMS during the day tested positive to COVID-19 while the rest were negative cases.

Among those testing positive Thursday, two belong to Koderma while seven others hail from Ranchi districts Chanho-Mandar.

Thirteen other people found infected are from different districts.

With 40 active COVID-19 positive cases, Garhwa tops the list followed by Hazaribag (30 active cases), Ranchi (19), Rast Singhbhum (16) and Giridih (15) among others, the bulletin said.

Five out of a total 24 districts in Jharkhand have no positive patient, it said.

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First Published: Thu, May 21 2020. 22:33 IST