Bihar reports 247 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths

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Patna, Nov 15 (PTI) Bihar's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,26,915 as 247 more people tested positive for the infection, while five fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,184, a health department bulletin said on Sunday.

At least 614 people were cured of the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 2,19,864, it said.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state currently stands at 96.89 per cent, up marginally from 96.73 per cent on Saturday.

Of the fresh fatalities, four were reported from Patna and one from Araria, it said.

Patna district recorded the highest number of new cases at 89, followed by Muzaffarpur (24), Supaul (23), Bhagalpur (14), Purnea and Munger (11 each).

Bihar now has 5,867 active cases, the bulletin said.

The state has so far tested over 1.28 crore samples, including 99,699 in the past 24 hours, the bulletin said.

Patna district has reported the maximum number of COVID-19 deaths at 298. PTI AR BDC BDC