Four more test positive in Bihar, COVID-19 tally 147
Principal Secretary, Health, Sanjay Kumar said thepatients included three women aged 60-68 years and a 30-year-old man, all of whom are residents of Jamalpur block in thedistrict.
Jamalpur has accounted for over a dozen cases in thepast one week, and most of these have been linked to a 60-year-old vegetable seller who had travelled on foot to andfrom Bihar Sharif in Nalanda district last month to attend aTablighi Jamaat congregation.
Both Munger and Nalanda now account for 31 cases each,making them the two worst affected in the state.
Meanwhile, six patients from Munger have recovered andone has died. Nalanda still has 29 active cases.
The total number of active cases now stands at 103.Two patients, including one from Vaishali district, have diedwhile 42 have recovered.
Out of the 38 districts in the state, 17 have reportedCOVID 19 cases though besides Nalanda and Munger, only Siwan(29) and Patna (16) have recorded cases in double digit.
The state reported its first couple of cases on March22 and has been witness to a steep rise in the incidence sinceSunday. The number of cases reported since April 19 is 61,according to figures made available by the state healthdepartment.The total number of samples tested so far stands at13,843, the department said. NACSK SK
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