Bihar records 6 more COVID deaths, 2,192 cases

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Patna, Jul 27 (PTI) Bihar registered six COVID-19 casualties in the last 24 hours raising the death toll to 255, while 2,192 people tested positive for coronavirus taking the states tally to 41,111, the health department said on Monday.

The department, however, that the surge in the number of infections was on account of previous days cases which were added to the system on Monday.

Out of the six latest casualties, two deaths were reported from Patna, and one each was from Bhagalpur, Banka, Nalanda and Rohtas, the department said in its bulletin.

Patna has, so far, recorded the highest number of 39 COVID deaths. Districts which have reported more than 10 fatalities are Bhagalpur (26), Gaya (14), Rohtas (13), Nalanda (12), Muzaffarpur (11), Darbhanga, Munger and Samastipur (10 each).

Patna also tops the list of confirmed cases which crossed the 7,000-mark to stand at 7067. The state capital's tally shot up by 553 since Sunday.

Other badly affected districts include Bhagalpur (2,280), Muzaffarpur (1,744), Gaya (1,674), Nalanda (1,617), Rohtas (1,588), Begusarai (1,441) and Siwan (1,293).

A total of 27,844 patients have been cured of the disease so far registering a recovery rate of 67.73 per cent.

The number of active cases in the state is 13,011, the bulletin said.

The number of tests conducted during the period is 14,236 in the past 24 hours while the total number of samples tested till date is 4.70 lakh.

Meanwhile, Patna Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Agarwal held a meeting with senior officials to review the measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in the division.

Agarwal instructed officials for converting a government-owned hotel in Patna to a COVID-19 hospital.

The Bihar government had in March decided to turn the hotel into a 200-bed isolation centre to keep coronavirus suspects returning from seven worst-hit countries. PTI AR NN NN