After A Judicial Assessment, The Death Toll In Bihar Has Risen By 73 Percent.
On Wednesday, Bihar amended its COVID-19 death toll, adding 3,951 deaths, a 72.8 percent increase attributable to fatalities in private hospitals, residences, and post-disease problems not previously documented.
As Bihar revises its tally following an HC-ordered audit, India records a record number of single-day deaths. The largest number of COVID-19 fatalities documented in a single day in any country so far in the epidemic is 6,148. On February 12, the United States of America recorded 5,444 daily COVID-19 deaths, breaking the previous global record.
The state health administration increased the number of COVID-19 deaths in Bihar dramatically upwards on Wednesday, putting the total number of deaths caused by the pandemic at 9,429.
According to the department, which had indicated that the number of deaths was under 5,500 until the previous day, 3,951 dead have been added to the total after verification.
After the Patna high court revealed anomalies in death data in Buxar district on May 17, the state administration started a 20-day audit.
The death toll in Begusarai increased by 228.98 percent from 138 on June 7 to 454 on June 8. The death toll in East Champaran increased by 222.13 percent from 131 on June 7 to 422 on June 8. Munger was the only district that did not record a rise. There was no decrease in the toll in any district.
Patna, the state capital, saw a surge of 87.48%, from 1,223 on June 7 to 2,293 on June 8. Meanwhile, the general situation is fast improving. For the past three days, the daily case count has stayed below one lakh. In India, 94,052 new cases were identified on Wednesday, with Tamil Nadu accounting for the most, with over 17,000 cases.
Taking Bihar out of the equation, there were 2,197 deaths reported across the country on Wednesday. This is consistent with the downward trend in the death toll over the last few weeks.
With the last wave subsiding and vaccine campaigns ramping up, the situation may improve even further. During the day, moreover, 1.21 lakh people received their vaccinations, bringing the total number of persons vaccinated to 1.14 crore.