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.[1] He had travel history to Qatar.[2] 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.[3] The virus has spread in 38 districts of the state, of which Patna has the highest number of cases.[4]

COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar
Bihar Covid-19 Affected District.png
Map of districts with confirmed cases (as of 26 May 2020)
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-COV-2
LocationBihar
First outbreakWuhan , China
Index caseMunger
Arrival date22 March 2020
(2 months and 4 days)
Confirmed cases2,968 (26 May 2020)
Active cases2,154
Recovered800 (26 May 2020)
Deaths
14 (26 May 2020)
Fatality rate0.47%
Territories
38 Districts
Government website
Official website
www.mohfw.gov.in

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.

TimelineEdit

COVID-19 cases in Bihar, India  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases
Date
# of cases
# of deaths
2020-03-23
3(n.a.) 1(n.a.)
2020-03-24
3(=) 1(=)
2020-03-25
4(+33%) 1(=)
2020-03-26
7(+75%) 1(=)
2020-03-27
9(+29%) 1(=)
2020-03-28
11(+22%) 1(=)
2020-03-29
15(+36%) 1(=)
2020-03-30
15(=) 1(=)
2020-03-31
21(+40%) 1(=)
2020-04-01
24(+14%) 1(=)
2020-04-02
29(+21%) 1(=)
2020-04-03
31(+6.9%) 1(=)
2020-04-04
32(+3.2%) 1(=)
2020-04-05
32(=) 1(=)
2020-04-06
32(=) 1(=)
2020-04-07
38(+19%) 1(=)
2020-04-08
39(+2.6%) 1(=)
2020-04-09
58(+49%) 1(=)
2020-04-10
60(+3.4%) 1(=)
2020-04-11
64(+6.7%) 1(=)
2020-04-12
64(=) 1(=)
2020-04-13
66(+3.1%) 1(=)
2020-04-14
66(=) 1(=)
2020-04-15
72(+9.1%) 1(=)
2020-04-16
83(+15%) 1(=)
2020-04-17
85(+2.4%) 2(+100%)
2020-04-18
86(+1.2%) 2(=)
2020-04-19
96(+12%) 2(=)
2020-04-20
113(+18%) 2(=)
2020-04-21
126(+12%) 2(=)
2020-04-22
143(+13%) 2(=)
2020-04-23
170(+19%) 2(=)
2020-04-24
223(+31%) 2(=)
2020-04-25
251(+13%) 2(=)
2020-04-26
277(+10%) 2(=)
2020-04-27
346(+25%) 2(=)
2020-04-28
366(+5.8%) 2(=)
2020-04-29
403(+10%) 2(=)
2020-04-30
425(+5.5%) 2(=)
2020-05-01
466(+9.6%) 3(+50%)
2020-05-02
482(+3.4%) 4(+33%)
2020-05-03
517(+7.3%) 4(=)
2020-05-04
528(+2.1%) 4(=)
2020-05-05
535(+1.3%) 4(=)
2020-05-06
542(+1.3%) 4(=)
2020-05-07
550(+1.5%) 5(+25%)
2020-05-08
569(+3.5%) 5(=)
2020-05-09
611(+7.4%) 5(=)
2020-05-10
707(+16%) 6(+20%)
2020-05-11
761(+7.6%) 6(=)
2020-05-12
879(+16%) 6(=)
2020-05-13
953(+8.4%) 7(+17%)
2020-05-14
999(+4.8%) 7(=)
2020-05-15
1,079(+8%) 7(=)
2020-05-16
1,178(+9.2%) 8(+14%)
2020-05-17
1,326(+13%) 8(=)
2020-05-18
1,442(+8.7%) 9(+12%)
2020-05-19
1,579(+9.5%) 9(=)
2020-05-20
1,776(+12%) 9(=)
2020-05-21
1,954(+10%) 10(+11%)
2020-05-22
2,166(+11%) 11(+10%)
2020-05-23
2,477(+14%) 12(+9.1%)
2020-05-24
2,643(+6.7%) 13(+8.3%)
Sources: MoHFW and Bihar Health Dept.


AprilEdit

  • 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.

MayEdit

  • 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[5]).
  • 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)

ZonesEdit

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.[6]

The following is the list of districts of Bihar classified in their respective zones[7]

S.No.
Zones Districts
1. Red
(Hotspot)
Munger ,Patna, Rohtas, Buxar ,Gaya
2. Orange
(Non-Hotspot)
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
3. Green
(COVID-19 free)

LockdownEdit

Migrant casesEdit

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.

 
Migrant worker cases between 4 May to 15 May
 
Migrant worker cases till 15 May.

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.[8]

StatisticsEdit

District wise detailsEdit

COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar by Districts
No.

District

Confirmed cases

Death

Recovered cases Total Active Cases
1

Siwan

60 1 32 27
2

Nalanda

84 0 63 21
3

Munger

147 1 105 41
4

Begusarai

150 1 26 124
5

Patna

200 2 70 128
6

Gaya

43 0 8 35
7

Buxar

110 0 56 54
8

Gopalganj

96 0 22 74
9

Nawada

72 0 13 59
10

Saran

37 1 8 28
11

Lakhisarai

27 0 7 20
12

Madhubani

139 0 20 119
13

Bhagalpur

76 0 27 49
14

Vaishali

46 2 4 40
15

Bhojpur

46 0 23 23
16

Rohtas

152 2 62 88
17

Madhepura

42 0 9 33
18

Arwal

28 0 9 19
19

East Champaran

75 1 12 62
20

Aurangabad

52 0 18 34
21

Banka

93 0 2 91
22

Sitamarhi

28 1 4 23
23

Kaimur

48 0 32 16
24

Sheikhpura

52 0 1 51
25

Purnia

47 0 2 45
26

Jehanabad

110 0 5 105
27

Araria

10 0 3 7
28

Darbhanga

52 0 7 45
29

West Champaran

37 0 11 26
30

Katihar

133 0 11 122
31

Sheohar

5 0 3 2
32

Samastipur

63 0 3 60
33

Supaul

49 0 1 48
34

Saharsa

33 0 8 25
35

Khagaria

121 2 18 101
36

Kishanganj

14 0 11 3
37

Muzaffarpur

38 0 17 20
38

Jamui

29 0 0 29
39

Total

2643

13

733

1898

11

COVID-19 daily graph by total number of cases, recoveries and deathEdit

Daily new casesEdit

Daily RecoveredEdit

[9][10]

Daily new deathEdit

Active casesEdit

Cases outside BiharEdit

Confirmed DeathsEdit

Details for COVID-19 cases who died in Bihar
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 [11]
Details for Bihar's COVID-19 Loacal Death cases
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.[12]
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.[12]
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.[13]

5
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)
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TestingEdit

Testing SummaryEdit

Summary of test results
Samples tested 63,741
Tests per 1 million people 377
Positive per 100 Tests 3
Tested negative 61,098
Tested positive 2643
Results Awaited -
Active Case 1898

Total tests done is 63,741 as per 24 May [14][15] 1898 reported active, 13 decreased and 733 people recovered.[16]

Daily sample testingEdit

Testing CentersEdit

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. [17]

  • 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
No.

Institute

City Testing facility started on

Type

Address\Detail
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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "India Coronavirus death toll rises to 6 as Bihar reports its first death". Business Insider. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
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  7. ^ "Bihar's 13 Districts Declared As Green Zone". Jagran. 3 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  8. ^ url=https://twitter.com/sanjayjavin/status/1261190012269236224/photo/1
  9. ^ Bihar Health Dept (3 June 2019). "Bihar Health Dept on Twitter: "#COVIDー19 Updates Bihar: ➡️ 05.05.2020 तक कुल 28,791 🧪 सैम्पल की जांच हुई है। ➡️ अबतक कुल 142 मरीज ठीक हुए हैं। ➡️ अभी तक 529 केस पॉजिटिव पाए गए हैं। #SocialDistancing #IndiaFightsCorona #COVID19outbreak @sanjayjavin @mangalpandeybjp @DM_Samastipur @NitishKumar"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
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COVID-19 Death Tally Goes Up To Nine In Bihar Publish By Saathi News : 19 May 2020