Coronavirus in Bihar: As the coronavirus cases are at its peak in India, the health workers are also falling prey to the deadly virus. Over 38 people in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar have been tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday. Out of 38 people, 21 are doctors. With this, the number of doctors affected by coronavirus infection has increased to 31 in the last three days. Meanwhile, the district administration has banned recruitment and OPD service in ten hospitals and clinics in the city.
The positive test report includes two doctors from Sadar Hospital and doctors from several major hospitals in the city. This was also confirmed by Dr Vikas Kumar, Principal, Sri Krishna Medical College. A total of 627 coronavirus sample tests were conducted on Friday, out of which 121 people were recorded positive. Of these, 21 people hail from Betia, and 52 are the residents of Saharsa. The COVID-19 cases in Muzaffarpur district is rising rapidly and reached to 457. However, 72 percent of people have been recovered from the virus.
42 doctors and health workers conducted their COVID-19 test at SKMCH on Friday. The postman posted in the isolation ward screened 83 people who were not found to have corona symptoms. A sample of 42 people was sent to the Virolaji lab to check the infection. On Thursday, 58 people were also sampled.
After a large number of doctors been affected by the virus, the health department is now tracking the people who came in contact with the infected. The positive patients were shifted to the COVID Care Center late at night. Infected doctors and health workers are advised to stay-at-home quarantine.
The coronavirus cases in Bihar have surged to 11,111. Till now 8,211 patients have been recovered in the state. The number of active cases stands at 2,614. A total of 2,43, 167 samples have been tested in the state so far.