The number of deaths reported on Thursday was 6,148. The state reported 7,796 new Covid cases and 77 deaths in the 24-hour period ending 9 a.m. Tuesday. "There were challenges during the second wave of Covid-19, but the information of deaths should have been sent on time with special vigilance and sensitivity", he said. The Bihar government said these previously unaccounted deaths were of patients in private hospitals and home isolation and those who died of post-Covid complications.
India's total COVID-19 case load now stands at 29.2 million after rising by 94,052 in the past 24 hours, while total fatalities are at 359,676, according to data from the health ministry. The country's active caseload today stands at 11,67,952.
"This constitutes an overall recovery rate of 94.77 per cent, which is showing a sustained increasing trend", the release stated.More news: President Emmanuel Macron slapped during visit to southeast France
The Bihar government had announced ₹4 lakh compensation to the next kin of the deceased of COVID-19 victims.
Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research and Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative will jointly jointly conduct a multi-centre randomised trials on safety and efficacy of several therapies, including antiviral therapies, for controlling mild cases of Covid-19, said a statement.
According to Union Health Ministry, the weekly positivity rate now stands at 5.66 per cent, the daily positivity rate has dropped to 4.66 per cent, less than 10 per cent for 16th consecutive days.More news: COVID-19 count in India lowest in 60 days
COVID-19 death toll in Bihar was on Wednesday revised drastically upwards by the state health department, which put the total number of fatalities caused by the pandemic at 9,429. It has been less than 10 per cent for 15 consecutive days. It recommended avoiding the use of remdesivir and advised health professionals to make rational use of CT scans.
On the brighter side, India has outnumbered newly reported cases once again with 1,62,664 people getting discharged between Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to health ministry figures, 6,148 people died in the previous 24 hours, taking total fatalities to nearly 360,000, the world's third highest.More news: Pope voices sorrow over Canadian deaths, doesn't apologize
As many as 2,39,058,360 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the country so far.