COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar
The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Indian state of Bihar was reported in Munger on 22 March 2020. A 38-year-old who was confirmed positive for coronavirus, was also its first victim. He had travel history to Qatar. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has confirmed a total of 2,968 (26 May 2020) cases as of 24 May, including 13 deaths and 733 recoveries. The virus has spread in 38 districts of the state, of which Patna has the highest number of cases.
|COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar|
Map of districts with confirmed cases (as of 26 May 2020)
|First outbreak||Wuhan , China|
|Arrival date||22 March 2020 |
(2 months and 4 days)
|Confirmed cases||2,968 (26 May 2020)|
|Recovered||800 (26 May 2020)|
|14 (26 May 2020)|
|Official website |
The state is under lockdown since 25 March. The state government has responded to the outbreak by following a contact-tracing, testing and home to home surveillance model. Bihar Government faces much criticism related to migrant workers and students studying in Kota.
- Highest number of cases reported on 27 April. The total new cases reported were 69.
- Up to 27 April total home screened by health workers is 7459917.
- On 28 April total 19 new cases reported and 7 recovered.
- On 28 April Corona spread to 27 districts including 2 new districts.
- Total testing done till 28 April is 19790.
- Till 28 April total 6 Government lab is functional for testing in Bihar. Four labs in Patna and 1 lab each in Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga.
- On 29 April total 26 new cases reported and 1 recovered. Corona spread to two more districts.
- On 30 April total 22 new cases reported and a total of 19 people recovered.
- On 1 May total 41 new cases, 1 death, and 14 patient recovered reported, and corona spread to one more district(katihar).
- On 2 May total 16 new cases, 1 death, and 26 people recovered.
- On 3 May total 35 new cases, 7 people recovered and corona spread to one more district(Sheohar).
- On 4 May total 8 new cases, 5 people recovered.
- On 5 May total 7 new cases, 33 people recovered.
- On 6 May total 7 new cases, 28 people recovered.
- On 7 May total 8 new cases, 58 people recovered and corona spread to one more district.
- On 8 May total 19 news cases, 49 people recovered Corona spread to 4 new districts(supaul, saharsa, kisanganj, khagaria).
- On 9 May total 41 news cases, 51 people recovered Corona spread to 1 new district(Muzaffarpur).
- On 10 May total 96 new cases, 40 people recovered and 1 died. 3 private labs approved by the government for COVID-19 testing.
- On 11 May total 54 new cases reported.
- On 12 May total 118 new cases. Most of the cases are the migrant worker case. As per the government, they were in government quarantine centers.
- On 17 May total 148 new cases reported(highest single day case)
To tackle the outbreak of coronavirus in an effective and structured manner, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has classified the country's districts in three different zones; Red, Orange, and Green, based on the severity of outbreak in those areas.
The following is the list of districts of Bihar classified in their respective zones
|Munger ,Patna, Rohtas, Buxar ,Gaya|
|Kaimur, Nalanda, Siwan, Bhojpur, Begusarai, Aurangabad, East Champaran, Madhubani, Bhagalpur, Arwal ,Saran, Gopalganj ,Nawada ,Lakhisarai ,Banka, Vaishali, Darbhanga ,Jehanabad ,Madhepura, Purnia, Muzaffarpur, Sheikhpura ,Araria, Jamui, Katihar ,Khagaria ,Kishanganj , Pashchim Champaran , Saharsa, Samastipur ,Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Supaul|
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Observing the situation of workers throughout the country, the central government and Indian railway decided to run the "Shramik Special" between states to help workers to reach their home state. Till 13 May over 169 Shramik special train reached Bihar different city from other states.
Bihar health department release data on 15 May about total cases related to the migrant workers.
- Total Migrant positive case report 358 from 4 May to 15 May.
- Total 416 migrant positive case reported till 15 May.
District wise detailsEdit
|COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar by Districts|
|Recovered cases||Total Active Cases|
COVID-19 daily graph by total number of cases, recoveries and deathEdit
Daily new casesEdit
Daily new deathEdit
Cases outside BiharEdit
|Case order||Age||Gender||Name||District||Hospital admitted to||Been to other country||death place||Status||Note|
|1||38||Male||Saif Ali||Munger||AIIMS Patna||Qatar||Munger||Died on 22 March||Patient with history of travel to Qatar, admitted to hospital on 19 March was suffering from respiratory problems and was admitted to the hospital with kidney ailment |
|Case order||Age||Gender||Native||Hospital admitted to||Place of Death||Status||Note|
|2||35||Male||Vaishali||AIIMS Patna||Vaishali, India||Died on 18 April||Died due to cancer of the oesophagus.|
|3||54||Male||East Champaran district||Sadar Hospital, Motihari||Motihari, India||Died on 1 May||Suffered brain metastasis (development of secondary malignant growths) and died.|
|4||45||Male||Sitamarhi||Nalanda Medical College Hospital||Sitamarhi,India||Died on 2 May||Suffering from terminal stage lung malignancy(cancer),
died of cardio-respiratory arrest.
|6||60||Male||Patna district||PMCH, Patna||belchhi, Patna, India||Died on 10 May||chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(end stage lung disease) died of cardio respiratory arrest. patient came from delhi and was quarantined.|
|7||56||Female||Patna district||NMCH, Patna||Alamganj, Patna, India||Died on 13 May||Carcinoma of Gallbladder, Obstrctive Jaundice, Hemorrhiod with active bleeding, sepsis, Multi organ failure.|
|8||55||Male||Panchayat-Pasraha, Khagaria district||Gogri Hospital||Khagaria district, India||Died on 15 May||Cardio Pulmonary Arrest, Patient of daibetic from last 2 year|
|9||75||Female||PS-Jandaha, Vaishali district||NMCH, Patna||Vaishali district, India||Died on 18 May||Cause of death: cardiopulmonary arrest. Cases of advance Bronchogenic carcinoma(lung cancer)|
|Tests per 1 million people||377|
|Positive per 100 Tests||3|
Daily sample testingEdit
As of 10 May 2020, the state has 10 laboratories (7 government lab and 3 private labs) approved by ICMR for testing. Till 9 may, no private labs were approved to do Covod-19 testing in Bihar. On 10 May Bihar health department has permitted 2 private labs to collect samples and test for COVID-19. The rate of testing has been fixed and that is 4500 rs. 
- On 15 May 1 more government lab approved to do Covid-19 testing.
- On 16 May 1 more government lab approved to do Covid-19 testing.
- On 18 May 3 more government lab approved to do Covid-19 testing.
- On 19 May 2 more government lab approved to do Covid-19 testing.
- On 20 May 1 more government lab approved to do Covid-19 testing.
- On 21 May 1 more government lab approved to do Covid-19 testing. With that total testing center in Bihar reached 19(16 government lab and 3 private labs).
|COVID-19 Testing Center in Bihar|
|City||Testing facility started on||
|1||RMRIMS||Patna||7 March 2020||Government|
|2||IGIMS||Patna||25 March 2020||Government|
|3||DMCH||Darbhanga||2 April 2020||Government|
|4||PMCH||Patna||6 April 2020||Government|
|5||SKMCH||Muzaffarpur||13 April 2020||Government|
|6||AIIMS||Patna||15 April 2020||Government|
|7||JLNMCH||Bhagalpur||3 May 2020||Government|
|8||Dr. Lal Path Labs||Online||10 May 2020||Private||Website: www.lalpathlabs.com,
Mobile Number: 8527483085
|9||Path Kind Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd||Patna||10 May 2020||Private||Mobile Number: 7827949761/ 7827949762|
|10||Path Kind Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd||Muzaffarpur||10 May 2020||Private||Mobile Number: 7827949750|
|11||VIMS||Pawapuri||15 May 2020||Government|
|12||District hospital||Siwan||16 May 2020||Government|
|13||JKTMCH||Madhepura||18 May 2020||Government|
|14||GMC||Bettiah||18 May 2020||Government|
|15||ANMMCH||Gaya||18 May 2020||Government|
|16||District hospital||Munger||19 May 2020||Government|
|17||TBDC||Motiihari||19 May 2020||Government|
|18||JLNMCH||Bhagalpur||20 May 2020||Government|
|19||District Hospital||Rohtas||21 May 2020||Government|
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