Lockdown in Bihar till 15 May, says CM Nitish Kumar
The caseload of Bihar went up to 5,09,047, with capital Patna being the worst-hit
In order to rein in galloping coronavirus surge, the state government in Bihar has imposed lockdown till 15 May. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said that the decision was taken amid the rise in Covid-19 cases.
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With 11,407 more COVID cases Bihar breached the five lakh-mark of infections Monday, while 82 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 2821 in the state, health department bulletin said. The caseload of the state went up to 5,09,047, with capital Patna being the worst-hit. Out of 82 new deaths, Patna accounted for 24 casualties while Muzaffarpur reported 13 fatalities, Madhepura (6) and West Champaran (5). Among the 11,407 new cases, Patna's share was 2028, the health bulletin said. Other major COVID-hit districts are Gaya with 662 cases, Muzaffarpur (653) and Begusarai (510).
On the vaccination front, 72,658 beneficiaries were administered jabs Monday while a total of 74,18,981 people have been inoculated in the 45-plus age group till the date.
The state is yet to start vaccination for 18 plus population due to non-availability of the additional stock.Like in the past, the chief minister Nitih Kumar visited many parts of the capital town to see whether COVID restrictions were followed strictly or not.
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