Jharkhand reports 179 new COVID-19 cases, 2 fresh deaths

Jharkhands COVID-19 tally roseto 1,13,786 as 179 more people tested positive for theinfection, a health department official said on Friday.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 1,016 as two morepersons succumbed to the infection, he said.

Ranchi district registered the maximum number of newcases at 78, followed by East Singhbhum (28) andBokaro (17).

Jharkhand now has 1,595 active coronavirus cases,while 1,11,175 people have been cured of the disease so far,the official said.

The state conducted 16,485 sample tests for COVID-19in the last 24 hours, he added.

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