Positive COVID-19 cases surge to 51 in Bihar

PATNA: Twelve people tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Thursday, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 51.

Among the fresh cases, 10 were reported from Siwan district and two from Begusarai, Principal Secretary, Health, Sanjay Kumar said. In Siwan, the coronavirus cases were members of three families who caught the contagion from relatives with travel histories to the Middle East. The patients included two girls in their teens, a 10-year-old boy, five women aged between 20 and 50 years and two men in their 30s, he said.

Two teenage boys from Begusarai aged 15 and 18 years have also tested positive for the dreaded virus, he said. Their travel history was being ascertained, he added.

Siwan has become the hotspot of deadly Coronavirus. Eleven people were found to be infected with Coronavirus and out of these nine people belonged to a family. 100 people have been quarantined in one of the schools of Bihar.

As per reports, corona positive cases have come from 11 districts of the state. Altogether 20 positive cases have been confirmed from Siwan district, 7 from Munger, 5 from Patna, 5 in Gaya, 5 in Begusarai, 3 in Gopalganj, 2 in Nalanda and one has been reported in Saran, Lakhisarai, Bhagalpur and Nawada district.

According to the figure of state health department, a total of 5040 samples have been sent for test. Among which, 51 samples were tested positive. Besides, 17 have been cured and discharged from the hospitals.

As per the information shared by health department, altogether 3356 persons have come back from foreign countries from March 18 to 23. Out of them, 2254 are currently in Bihar. Samples of all of them were collected for test.

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