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Bihar registers 1,911 fresh Covid cases | Patna News

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PATNA: The Covid-19 curve in the state surged by 25% in the last 24 hours as 1,911 fresh cases were reported on Thursday. Patna continued to be the epicentre of the resurgence of the pandemic in Bihar with daily caseload rising from 522 on Wednesday to 743 on Thursday.
Gaya (201), Bhagalpur (145), Muzaffarpur (93), Munger (61), Begusarai (56) and Jehanabad (49) were a few other districts with higher number of positive cases.
According to the data furnished by the health department, the daily percentage rise in Covid cases across the state this week was 25% on Thursday, 41% on Wednesday, 15% on Tuesday and 12% on Monday.
Although the death toll is less, it seems to be rising steadily. While the average daily toll had been one on most days over the past two months, it increased to three during the last three days. Four people died due to Covid in the last 24 hours as per the health department bulletin.
Besides, four more deaths occurred at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Patna during the same period. With this, the overall toll due to Covid-19 in the state has reached 1,595.
Altogether 328 people recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the tally for cured persons in the state to 2,64,730. With new cases and discharged patients, Bihar’s recovery rate improved to 96.68% on Thursday evening, which was 5.01% higher than the national average of 91.67%.
Meanwhile, as many as 1,07,071 beneficiaries were administered the anti-Covid vaccines on Thursday, which included the first as well as the second doses. While 92,722 beneficiaries received their first dose, another 14,349 got the second.
Altogether 43,69,348 people have taken the first and second doses of the two Covid vaccines — Covishield and Covaxin. Of the 38,30,735 people, who have got their first dose, 21,57,863 are above the age of 60 years and the remaining are in the age group of 45 to 59 years with comorbidities. Moreover, 5,38,613 people have taken the second dose of the vaccines.

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