Mumbai: A senior health department official said on Saturday that more than forty people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar.
Principal Secretary (Health) Sanjay Kumar said that these 46 samples were tested positive for the virus on Friday.
In the latest cases, five people have been reported from Patna district, where the tally has gone up to 105. The villager is a 14-year-old girl from Bakhtiyarpur area, the remaining four are male soldiers of the 14th Battalion of Bihar Military. police. , he said.
The number of BMP-14 personnel deployed in Khajpura area of the city, who have been found infected so far, has reached 25.
Seven more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jamui district, which reported its first case on May 12 and now has a total of 10 patients.
More than eighteen cases were reported from Banka district, while 10 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Sheikhpura, three in Katihar and two in Aurangabad.
A two-year-old boy tested positive for COVID-19 in Munger district with a maximum of 123 confirmed cases.
All 38 districts of the state are affected by the epidemic and those with high incidence include Rohtas (77), Kaimur (66) and Buxar (59).
The number of cases in Bihar has increased sharply since the beginning of the month, mainly due to the large number of migrants returning to their places by special means of transport other than special trains.
According to the state’s health department, 427 migrants coming from May 4 have tested positive for COVID-9.
Most of them came from Delhi (112), Gujarat (106) and Maharashtra (97).
The test rate was adversely affected as the test facility in Bhagalpur was short of cartridges on Friday, although the principal secretary said replenishment would be ensured as soon as possible.
(With PTI Inputs)