Bihar Showing Sign of Hope in Fight against Coronavirus

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Patna: Officials in Patna claimed no new cases of coronavirus on Monday indicating the deadly disease may have reached its plateau in the state that nonetheless remains susceptible to a sudden spike due to people not sticking to the social distancing guidelines set by the central and state government.

According to the state health department, no new cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, was reported from any party of Bihar on Sunday and Monday indicating a glimmer of hope in the global fight against the pandemic that has so far claimed 124 lives in the country and over 76,000 lives worldwide.

Officials said that of eight of the 32 detected cases of coronavirus in Bihar have returned home after treatment while 23 continue to remain under medical care with definite signs of improvement. One person was earlier reported dead due to COVID-19.

Five of the eight patients who were allowed to go home after doctors at the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna gave them a clean bill of health. All five are from Siwan and had recently returned to India after a foreign trip.

The fifth patient who has recovered from the virus is an employee of the Sharnam Hospital who is said to have caught the virus while handling some contaminated blood sample.

India is in its second week of mandatory lockdown that is expected to be lifted on April 14.

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