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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar Tests Positive For Covid-19

Bihar Chief Minister also missed the swearing-in ceremony of President Droupadi Murmu.

File photo of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. (Source: PTI)

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday tested positive for Co-19. The Chief Minister is suffering from fever for the past four days.

Bihar Chief Minister also missed the swearing-in ceremony of President Droupadi Murmu. Meanwhile, the state on Monday reported 355 in the last 24 hours taking the total count of active cases in Bihar to 1,850.

Of the 355 fresh cases, Patna accounted for 94, followed by Saharsa (57), Bhagalpur (27), Araria (21), Supaul (20), Rohtas (13) and Nalanda (11). Other districts reported less than 11 cases and five districts did not report any new cases on Monday.

A total of 8,27,711 recovered from the diseases and the recovery percentage is 98.321. Additionally, India reported 14,830 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.

A total of 36 deaths were reported with 18,159 recoveries in the last 24 hours. India’s active caseload currently stands at 147,512. Its daily positivity rate is at 3.5 per cent.

As per the ministry, out of the total of 2,02,50,57,717 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far, 30,42,476 doses were administered under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive in the last 24 hours.

The Central Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The nationwide COVID-19 vaccination started on January 16, 2021.

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on June 21, 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through the availability of more vaccines, and advanced visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them and streamlining the vaccine supply chain.

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, the Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them with Covid Vaccines free of cost.

In the new phase of the universalization of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 per cent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to States and UTs.

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