PATNA: Two residents of Munger district in Bihar tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to six, an official said.
According to Pradip Das, the director of Patna-based Rajendra Memorial Research Institute the only testing laboratory for Covid-19 in Bihar – samples of 55 people who had come in contact with the man, the only one to have died from the disease so far, were collected and sent for examination. Two of them– a 40-year-old-woman and a 12-year-old boy — tested positive for coronavirus, Das said.
Other confirmed coronavirus cases in the state include three residents of Patna who are not related to each other. Of these, a middle-aged woman, whose son had travelled to Italy recently, is admitted at AIIMS, Patna, while two others both men in their 20s, one of whom returned from Scotland and the other from Gujarat are at the Nalanda Medical College Hospital.