Bihar reports 819 new COVID-19 cases, 7 fresh fatalities

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Patna, Nov 7 (PTI) Bihar's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,21,810 on Saturday as 819 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.

Seven fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,136, it said.

As many as 1,000 more people were cured of the disease, taking Bihar's recovery count to 2,13,911 and improving the recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients in the state to 96.44 per cent, the bulletin said.

Bihar now has 6,763 active coronavirus cases, it said.

Patna district reported the highest number of new cases at 262, followed Gaya (57), Nalanda (49), Saharsa (34) and Darbhanga (30), the bulletin said.

Two fresh fatalities each were reported in Gopalganj and Saran districts and one each in Patna, Munger and Sitamarhi, it said.

The state has so far tested 1.18 crore samples for COVID-19, including 1,29,143 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin added. PTI AR ACD ACD