The COVID-19 death toll in Bihar was revised significantly upward by the state health department on Wednesday, taking the total number of deaths due to the pandemic to 9,429. According to the department, which had reported less than 5,500 deaths till the previous day, 3,951 deaths have been added to the toll after verification. However, it was not specified when these additional deaths occurred, although a breakup was provided for all 38 districts. According to the latest figures, the death toll in the second wave is nearing 8,000 and the death toll has increased nearly six-fold since April. Patna district bore the brunt of the outbreak, with a total of 2,303 deaths. Muzaffarpur was second with 609 deaths. Patna has the highest number of 1,070 “excess deaths reported after verification”, followed by Begusarai (316), Muzaffarpur (314), East Champaran (391), And Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s native is Nalanda (222). A total of 7,15,179 people have been infected so far in the state.
Out of which more than five lakh people have fallen prey to this infection in the last few months. The Health Department has also revised the number of people recovering from 7,01,234 on the previous day to 6,98,397. The recovery rate, which stood at 98.70 per cent the previous day, has also come down to 97.65 per cent, which may provide fresh ammunition to the opposition after the revision of the figures, which is alleging that the government has been trying to hide its failure in the figures. I am cheating. in dealing with the pandemic. Nonetheless, after more than a month of lockdown, the state seemed to be doing well as only 20 deaths and 589 new cases were reported that day, according to the health department. At present, there are 7,353 active coronavirus cases in the state. The situation may improve further with the recent wave and a spurt in the vaccination campaign. Over 1.21 lakh people saved their lives during the day, taking the total number till date to 1. 14 crores has gone up. .