COVID-19 tally in Bihar skyrocketed to 68,148 on Thursday when the state recorded quite 3,000 cases, for the primary time, during a single day whilst 19 casualties spiked the price to 388, the health department said here.
In its bulletin, the department also acknowledged that a record number 60,254 tests were conducted within the last 24 hours, a huge improvement since a month ago when the testing rate had stood at below 10,000 per day.
More than 50,000 positive cases are reported within the last one month alone which has propelled Bihar to the eighth position within the country in terms of tally. Cases of coronavirus within the state have now outnumbered those in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana, where the incidence wont to be higher until recently.
Of the fresh casualties, Patna district accounted for seven, followed by Bhagalpur, Gaya, Jamui and Nawada (two each) and Khagaria, Madhepura, Rohtas and Sitamarhi (one each).
Among 3416 new cases reported across the 38 districts of the state, Patna alone accounted for 603, followed by Katihar (234), East Champaran (190), Vaishali (163), Samastipur (139) and Bhagalpur (128). Capital Patna is verily the district worst affected in Bihar by the pandemic, having reported 11,592 confirmed cases thus far , including 67 deaths.
The district also reported 3966 active cases, quite one-sixth of the states aggregate. Only 10 districts within the state have thus far registered but 1,000 confirmed cases. Other districts with notable tallies are Bhagalpur (3138), which also occupies the second position in terms of casualties (33), besides Muzaffarpur (3007), Nalanda (2716), Rohtas (2610), Gaya (2607) and Begusarai (2273).
A trend has been witnessed over the past few weeks that the amount of cases reported on each day has been far in more than the amount of individuals who have recovered during the amount .
As a consequence, the states recovery rate, still handsome at 64.30%, has witnessed a pointy dip since a month ago when it had been quite 70%.
The number of individuals who have recovered within the last 24 hours was 1450 while the general figure stood at 43,820, said the department.