India markets close in 4 hours 58 minutes
  • BSE SENSEX

    52,408.78
    -93.20 (-0.18%)
     
  • Nifty 50

    15,737.65
    -29.90 (-0.19%)
     
  • USD/INR

    73.7140
    +0.4440 (+0.61%)
     
  • Dow

    34,033.67
    -265.63 (-0.77%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    14,039.68
    -33.22 (-0.24%)
     
  • BTC-INR

    2,864,651.50
    -107,252.25 (-3.61%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    966.71
    -25.76 (-2.60%)
     
  • Hang Seng

    28,516.97
    +80.13 (+0.28%)
     
  • Nikkei

    28,968.36
    -322.65 (-1.10%)
     
  • EUR/INR

    88.4313
    -0.3522 (-0.40%)
     
  • GBP/INR

    103.1428
    -0.1257 (-0.12%)
     
  • AED/INR

    20.0150
    +0.0890 (+0.45%)
     
  • INR/JPY

    1.4993
    +0.0026 (+0.17%)
     
  • SGD/INR

    55.1510
    -0.0920 (-0.17%)
     

Bihar logs 11,259 new COVID-19 cases, 70 fresh fatalities

·1-min read

Patna, May 9 (PTI) Seventy more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Bihar raising the states death toll on Sunday to reach 3,282 though a drop in the positivity rate also caused the active caseload to decrease and the recovery rate to improve.

According to the state health department, 11,259 fresh cases were reported compared with the recent past when the number of people testing positive, on an average, stood between 13,000 and 15,000 on a daily basis.

The number of active cases now stood at 1,10,804, a fall of nearly 5,000 in the past few days. The recovery rate, which remained under 80 per cent for a couple of weeks, has also reached 80.71 per cent.

Altogether 5.91 lakh people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar ever since the pandemic struck in March last year. Out of them, 4.77 lakh have recovered.

The day also saw vaccination for those aged between 18 and 44 years of age getting underway.

Although it was scheduled to begin on May 1, a delay in supply of vials caused the process to be deferred by a week.

The department could not provide the number of people in the aforesaid age-group who received jabs on the inaugural day.

The number of people aged above 45 and those in professions like healthcare, who have been vaccinated in the state, has crossed 80 lakhs. PTI NAC MM MM

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting