Saturday, September 18, 2021

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar speaks to Navin Patnaik, discusses supply of oxygen

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar spoke to his Odisha counterpart Navin Patnaik and discussed supply of oxygen. Mr Kumar said the Odisha CM has assured all cooperation in this regard. Bihar Chief Minister has asked health department officials to convert IGIMS, Patna into Covid dedicated hospital.

Meanwhile, fresh cases of Covid-19 continue to rise rapidly. Record number of 12 thousand 604 fresh cases were reported in the state on Tuesday. 136 deaths were also reported. With this, casualties due to the pandemic has gone upto two thousand 307. Positivity rate has gone upto over 12 percent. Maximum positive cases of 1, 837 were reported from Patna followed by 769 in Gaya.

Active cases in the state have gone upto 94 thousand 275 and they are undergoing treatment at different hospitals. Recovery rate is decreasing and it is now at 77.43 percent. Over three lakh 31 thousand patients have so far recovered from infection. 75,643 people took vaccine on Tuesday. Over 68 lakh 49 thousand 176 people have so far been vaccinated in the state.

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