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Bihar Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Police officials to donate plasma in Patna, Bihar Labor Minister tests positive

A central team is visiting Bihar on July 20 to assess the state's coronavirus preparedness amid the pandemic.

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Bihar Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Bihar COVID-19 case crosses 26k mark, active cases stands at 9,602

With over 1,412 fresh cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the total number of infections tally in Bihar has crossed 26k mark. So far, 16,597 patients have been recovered from the virus and the active cases stands at 9,602. The recovery rate of Bihar reached 62.91%, according to the health department.

According to the order issued by Patna police headquarters, policemen who have recovered from coronavirus will donate plasma. This initiative is taken to save critical COVID-19 patients.

A central team is visiting Bihar on July 20 to assess the state’s coronavirus preparedness amid the pandemic. The visit by the three-member team led by Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal comes amid allegations of poor handling of the COVID-19 situation by the Nitish Kumar government. The state reported over 1,700 cases on Saturday.

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has been attacking Nitish Kumar over the handling of the crisis and today shared a video of people complaining about the lack of doctors and nurses at a hospital in Siwan. A woman is seen lying unattended at a hospital bed as her attendants call for help.

Now, the coronavirus treatment is going to start in private hospitals in Bihar. At present, 19 patients of COVID-19 will be admitted to Paras Hospital and Ruban Memorial Hospital in Patna. Civil surgeon Patna wrote a letter to both the hospitals on Sunday.

Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) has already started the COVID-19 treatment. An isolation center of 100 beds is being developed in Rajendra surgical block. Most of the work has been done and it is expected to be started from Tuesday or Wednesday. It has about 20 beds of ICU and each bed will have an oxygen facility.

The district administration of Patna has started the facility of free COVID-19 test at 25 new centres in Patna. Earlier, corona tests were conducted in 6 to 7 government hospitals in Patna. The decision has been taken due to the ever-increasing crowd.

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8:12PM 20 Jul, 20
Patna: Dead body of COVID-19 patient left in ward for a day

In a viral video being circulated on social media, a dead body of coronavirus infected patient can be seen lying in the hospital in a ward filled with other coronavirus patients and their family members. The incident took place in Patna's Nalanda Medical College and Hospital, the largest government-run facility in Bihar. 

8:08PM 20 Jul, 20
Bihar: Woman lies unattended outside Siwan Sadar Hospital for hours

A woman was left unattended for hours outside the emergency ward in Siwan Sadar Hospital on Sunday. The matter came to light after a Twitter user posted pictures of the woman lying on the floor while it rained incessantly.

6:33PM 20 Jul, 20
By end of this year or early next year, there are chances that we will have a vaccine: Dr Sanjay Rai, AIIMS

In the recent development of coronavirus vaccine, Dr Sanjay Rai, Head of Community Medicine Dept, AIIMS, New Delhi said, "By end of this year or early next year, there are chances that we will have a vaccine."  He further added, "Launching of vaccine depends on its overall trial, we will have check the effectiveness of the vaccine for at least 6 months."

5:36PM 20 Jul, 20
Bihar to become global hotspot of COVID-19: Tejashwi Yadav

As the coronavirus cases are spiking up in Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that Bihar will soon become global hotspot of COVID-19, reports ANI.

3:45PM 20 Jul, 20
349 fresh COVID-19 cases in Bihar, tally reaches 27,455

Bihar Health Department on Monday confirmed 349 new coronavirus cases. The tally of total number of infections reached 27,455. 

3:13PM 20 Jul, 20
Recovered policemen to donate plasma in Patna

According to the order issued by Patna police headquarters, policemen who have recovered from coronavirus will donate plasma. This initiative is taken to save critical COVID-19 patients. 

2:49PM 20 Jul, 20
Bihar Health Department Joint Secretary tests COVID-19 positive

Dr Kaushal Kishore Joint Secretary, Department of Health has been tested positive for coronavirus. Official sources in the department confirmed this and said that he went into home isolation immediately after being infected.

2:01PM 20 Jul, 20
Coronavirus test resumes in RMRI, Patna

The COVID-19 test was stopped at RMRI, Patna on Friday after seven lab technicians were tested corona positive. The tests have been resumed once again on Monday.

1:28PM 20 Jul, 20
Bihar Labor Resources Minister test negative

Labor Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Sinha has been tested negative for COVID-19. Sinha has been discharged from AIIMS Patna and returned to his residence.

1:15PM 20 Jul, 20
28 people succumbs to COVID-19 in Patna

So far in Bihar, 179 people have succumbed to coronavirus. Out of 179, 28 are from Patna, Bhagalpur(16), Gaya (13), Darbhanga(10), Muzaffarpur(8), and 7 each from Begusarai, Nalanda, East Champaran, Samastipur, Saran and 6 from Rohtas and Siwan.

12:21PM 20 Jul, 20
Banka Sadar SDPO tests COVID-19 positive

Banka Sadar SDPO Dinesh Chandra Shrivastava has been tested positive for the coronavirus. The police department is on alert.

12:17PM 20 Jul, 20
Central team of health department arrives at Gaya, Bihar

The central team of the health department arrived in Gaya district on Monday morning. The team inspected the containment zone in GB road. The team members and officers have also inspected the Anugrah Narayan MagadhMedical Hospital and inspecting various departments of the hospital.

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