( Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan convened an All Party Meeting virtually to discuss Covid situation)

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Patna : Active cases surged to 39,497 in Bihar including 12,118 in Patna on April 17, 2021, as altogether 7,870 more persons including 1,898 in Patna, 610 in Gaya, 541 in Muzaffarpur, 326 in Begusarai, 322 in Bhagalpur, 269 in West Champaran, 256 in Saran, 255 in Munger, 247 in Saharsa, 215 in Aurangabad, 188 in Rohtas, 188 in Siwan, 186 in Jehanabad, and 149 in East Champaran, tested positive for Covid-19 on April 16, 2021.

The new 7,870 cases also included 167 in Vaishali, 153 in Purnia, 147 in Gopalganj, 143 in Samastipur, 138 in Bhojpur, 127 in Madhubani, 115 in Nawada, 110 in Madhepura, 109 in Nalanda, 103 in Sheikhpura, 103 in Jamui, 102 in Lakhisarai, 100 in Buxar, 94 in Arwal, 74 in Banka, 71 in Araria, 70 in Katihar, 61 in Supaul, 60 in Darbhanga, 42 in Sitamarhi, 31 in Khagaria, 25 in Kaimur, 20 in Sheohar,  and 18 in Kishanganj. Bihar had recorded 6,253 new Covid-19 cases on April 16, 2021.

With this, the number of Covid-19 cases recorded so far in Bihar jumped to 3,15,427 cases on April 17, 2021, of which 2,74,207 patients have been declared cured including 1,804 in last 24 hours with the recovery rate (RR) further dropping to 86.93% from 88.57% on April 16, 2021. The State has tested 2,51,45,835 samples so far including 1,00,555 samples on April 16, 2021.

The Covid-19 toll climbed to 1,722 in Bihar with 34 new deaths being recorded in the state in last 24 hours including 12 in Patna, 4 in Bhagalpur, 3 in Darbhanga, 2 in Nalanda, 2 in Bhojpur, 2 in Munger, 2 in Muzaffarpur, 2 in Siwan, 2 in Supaul, 1 each in Sheohar, Khagaria, and Jehanabad. With it, the toll jumped to 502 in Patna, 102 in Bhagalpur, 65 in Nalanda, 62 in Munger, 57 in Muzaffarpur, 53 in Bhojpur, 46 in Darbhanga, 31 in Jehanabad, 16 in Khagaria, and 2 in Sheohar.

 

Meanwhile, Bihar Governor Fagu Chauhan on April 17, 2021, convened an All Party Meeting virtually to discuss the Covid-19 situation in Bihar and ways to tackle it still more effectively. Governor Chauhan stressed on united effort to combat the second wave of Covid. He described the second wave of the disease as quite serious. He said the state government has been very alert since the beginning of the second wave. The Governor said that the people coming from outside have to produce Covid-19 negative certificate at Patna, Gaya, and Darbhanga Airports before being allowed to exit the airport concerned.

CM Nitish Kumar said that he would speak to the DMs on April 18, 2021, before holding the meeting of Crisis Management Group soon. Representatives of different political parties demanded more centres for RT-PCR test and availability of Medical Oxygen and Ventilators.