COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar

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COVID-19 pandemic in Bihar
Bihar Corona Map.png
Map of districts with confirmed cases (as of 8 August 2020)
   250+ cases
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DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-COV-2
LocationBihar
First outbreakWuhan , China
Index caseMunger
Arrival date22 March 2020
(4 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Confirmed cases62,031 (4 August 2020)
Active cases20,922
Recovered40,760 (4 August 2020)
Deaths
349 (4 August 2020)
Fatality rate0.56%
Territories
38 Districts
Government website
Official website
www.mohfw.gov.in

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 62,031 cases as of 4 August 2020, including 20,922 active cases, 349 deaths and 40,760 recoveries.[3] The virus has spread in 38 districts of the state, of which Patna has the highest number of cases.[4]

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.

The state has begun witnessing a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases as the migrant workers and many people of Bihar stranded in other parts of the country returned to Bihar. Many of them tested positive for coronavirus when they were in quarantine in the respective quarantine centers of the state.

Bihar's total fatality rate due to COVID-19 is likely to be lowest in the country with respect to other states having a similar number of cases. And Bihar average recovery rate 76, is also better than national average recovery rate.

Timeline[edit]

Initially, due to less international travel to Bihar, it reported fewer cases than other states, but once the travel ban lifted and due to the return of migrant laborers and student Bihar has witnessed in the spike of cases.

  • Bihar reported its first case on 22 March 2020.
  • Bihar reported its 100 cases on 20 April 2020. It took almost 1 month to reach the 100th case.
  • Bihar reported 1000 cases on 14 May 2020.
  • Bihar reported 5000 cases on 8 June 2020.
  • Bihar reported 5000 recoveries on 19 June 2020.
  • Bihar reported 10000 cases on 01 July 2020.
  • On 10 July, Bihar reported 10,000 recovery mark.


COVID-19 cases in Bihar, India  ()
     Deaths        Recoveries        Active cases

Mar Mar Apr Apr May May Jun Jun Jul Jul Aug Aug Last 15 days Last 15 days

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(+1)
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(+1)
2020-05-02
482(+3.4%) 4(+1)
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(+1)
2020-05-08
569(+3.5%) 5(=)
2020-05-09
611(+7.4%) 5(=)
2020-05-10
707(+16%) 6(+1)
2020-05-11
761(+7.6%) 6(=)
2020-05-12
879(+16%) 6(=)
2020-05-13
953(+8.4%) 7(+1)
2020-05-14
999(+4.8%) 7(=)
2020-05-15
1,079(+8%) 7(=)
2020-05-16
1,178(+9.2%) 8(+1)
2020-05-17
1,326(+13%) 8(=)
2020-05-18
1,442(+8.7%) 9(+1)
2020-05-19
1,786(+24%) 9(=)
2020-05-20
1,987(+11%) 9(=)
2020-05-21
2,166(+9%) 10(+1)
2020-05-22
2,394(+11%) 11(+1)
2020-05-23
2,574(+7.5%) 11(=)
2020-05-24
2,737(+6.3%) 13(+2)
2020-05-25
2,960(+8.1%) 14(+1)
2020-05-26
2,960(=) 15(+1)
2020-05-27
3,036(+2.6%) 15(=)
2020-05-28
3,185(+4.9%) 16(+1)
2020-05-29
3,359(+5.5%) 17(+1)
2020-05-30
3,565(+6.1%) 21(+4)
2020-05-31
3,692(+3.6%) 23(+2)
2020-06-01
3,872(+4.9%) 23(=)
2020-06-02
4,049(+4.6%) 24(+1)
2020-06-03
4,273(+5.5%) 25(+1)
2020-06-04
4,420(+3.4%) 28(+3)
2020-06-05
4,551(+3%) 29(+1)
2020-06-06
4,745(+4.3%) 29(=)
2020-06-07
4,972(+4.8%) 30(+1)
2020-06-08
5,176(+4.1%) 31(+1)
2020-06-09
5,364(+3.6%) 33(+2)
2020-06-10
5,583(+4.1%) 34(+1)
2020-06-11
5,807(+4%) 34(=)
2020-06-12
6,043(+4.1%) 35(+1)
2020-06-13
6,183(+2.3%) 35(=)
2020-06-14
6,355(+2.8%) 36(+1)
2020-06-15
6,585(+3.6%) 38(+2)
2020-06-16
6,736(+2.3%) 39(+1)
2020-06-17
6,889(+2.3%) 39(=)
2020-06-18
6,993(+1.5%) 44(+5)
2020-06-19
7,178(+2.6%) 49(+5)
2020-06-20
7,380(+2.8%) 49(=)
2020-06-21
7,602(+3%) 51(+2)
2020-06-22
7,808(+2.7%) 52(+1)
2020-06-23
7,974(+2.1%) 54(+2)
2020-06-24
8,180(+2.6%) 55(+1)
2020-06-25
8,381(+2.5%) 56(+1)
2020-06-26
8,611(+2.7%) 56(=)
2020-06-27
8,859(+2.9%) 58(+2)
2020-06-28
9,117(+2.9%) 62(+4)
2020-06-29
9,506(+4.3%) 63(+1)
2020-06-30
9,744(+2.5%) 68(+5)
2020-07-01
10,075(+3.4%) 73(+5)
2020-07-02
10,392(+3.1%) 78(+5)
2020-07-03
10,911(+5%) 84(+6)
2020-07-04
11,457(+5%) 88(+4)
2020-07-05
11,860(+3.5%) 90(+2)
2020-07-06
12,140(+2.4%) 97(+7)
2020-07-07
12,525(+3.2%) 98(+1)
2020-07-08
13,274(+6%) 100(+2)
2020-07-09
13,978(+5.3%) 100(=)
2020-07-10
14,330(+2.5%) 111(+11)
2020-07-11
15,039(+4.9%) 118(+7)
2020-07-12
16,305(+8.4%) 125(+7)
2020-07-13
17,421(+6.8%) 134(+9)
2020-07-14
18,853(+8.2%) 143(+9)
2020-07-15
20,173(+7%) 157(+14)
2020-07-16
21,558(+6.9%) 167(+10)
2020-07-17
23,330(+8.2%) 173(+6)
2020-07-18
24,967(+7%) 177(+4)
2020-07-19
26,379(+5.7%) 179(+2)
2020-07-20
27,455(+4.1%) 187(+8)
2020-07-21
28,564(+4%) 198(+11)
2020-07-22
30,066(+5.3%) 208(+10)
2020-07-23
31,691(+5.4%) 212(+4)
2020-07-24
33,511(+5.7%) 221(+9)
2020-07-25
36,314(+8.4%) 232(+11)
2020-07-26
38,919(+7.2%) 249(+17)
2020-07-27
41,111(+5.6%) 255(+6)
2020-07-28
43,591(+6%) 269(+14)
2020-07-29
45,919(+5.3%) 273(+4)
2020-07-30
48,001(+4.5%) 285(+12)
2020-07-31
50,987(+6.2%) 298(+13)
2020-08-01
54,508(+6.9%) 312(+14)
2020-08-02
57,270(+5.1%) 322(+10)
2020-08-03
59,567(+4%) 336(+14)
2020-08-04
62,031(+4.1%) 349(+13)
Sources: MoHFW and Bihar Health Dept.


April[edit]

  • 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.

May[edit]

  • 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)

June[edit]

  • 13 June, single day recovery(370) recorded.
  • On 18 June, Bihar recorded the death(5) count due to Covid-19.
  • On 25 June, Bihar single day recovery (374) recorded.

July[edit]

  • On 6 July, Bihar recorded the death count(7) due to Covid-19.
  • On 10 July, Bihar recorded 11 death and 459 recoveries.

Response[edit]

Zones[edit]

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)

Testing Centres[edit]

As of 10 May 2020, the state has 10 laboratories (7 government labs and 3 private labs) approved by ICMR for testing. Till 9 may, no private labs were approved to do Covid-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. [8]

  • 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 Centers 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

Testing Summary[edit]

Summary of test results
Samples tested 687,154
Tests per 1 million people 5,749
Positive per 100 Tests 9
Tested negative 625,123
Tested positive 62,031
Results Awaited -
Active Case 20,922
Recovery Rate 66

Total tests done is 687,154 as per 31 July [9][10] 21,271 reported active, 349 decreased and 40760 people recovered.[11]

Public Health Strategy[edit]

Government Quarantine Facility[edit]

In late March, as migrants workers started returning to Bihar, the state government imposed mandatory 14 days quarantining at government relief camps.[12] Initially in late May, the state government created three layers of quarantining[13]:

Category Level Source
A Block 11 cities: Surat, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune,Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgram, Noida, Kolkata, and Bangalore
B Panchayat UP, MP, Rajasthan and Haryana (except some towns)
C Village Elsewhere


But within days, the government changed strategy to only have returnee migrants from category A (Block level) be mandatorily put in institutional quarantine, while the rest were sent for home quarantine if found asymptomatic.[14] The camps were closed down on 15 June and the last registration for institutional qurarantining took place on 1 June.[15] The reason given for this was that reportedly the last batch of migrant workers came back on the 1st of June and the ones who came to Bihar after that aren't necessary returnee migrant workers. The other reasons was that most of these camps operated out of schools, which needed to be vacated as the government planned to reopen schools in July.[16] As of 14th June, there were 288 Block Quarantine Camps with a total of 15,33,392 persons registered for quarantining.[17]

While operational, these camps provided three meals a day to them, as well as a minimum financial assistance of ₹1,000.[17] To combat rapid population growth, the state government also provided kits containing condoms, contraceptives, and pregnancy tests to the discharged migrants.[18] As of 10 June, 17 lakh condoms were distributed to the migrants.[19]

High-level Multi-disciplinary Central Teams[edit]

Bihar is one of the 15 states and Union Territories which will get technical support and administrative hand-holding from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through central teams composed of two public health experts, epidemiologists, clinicians and a senior Joint Secretary level nodal officer.[20] The central team will assist the health department of the state government in implementing containment measures and management of clinical cases. The team will also improve coordination between the state government, and the district and municipal level authorities for public health response on the field.


Economic Strategy[edit]

Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan[edit]

This central scheme will be launched in six states, including Bihar, on 20 June 2020 from Telihar village of Khagaria district of Bihar.[21] 32 districts in Bihar will be part of the scheme.[22] This scheme will provide employment opportunities to both rural workers and returnee migrant workers, and develop rural infrastructure. Under the scheme, 25 different types of work will be provided under mission mode. 12 different central government ministries and departments - Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Road Transport & Highways, Mines, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Environment, Railways, Petroleum & Natural Gas, New & Renewable Energy, Border Roads, Telecom and Agriculture - will be involved in this scheme.

The scheme will be launched in the following districts:[22]

East Champaran, West Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Darbhanga, Purnia, Gaya, Madhubani, Araria, Saran, Rohtas, Samastipur, Banka, Khagaria, Begusarai, Supaul, Bhagalpur, Saharsa, Aurangabad, Buxar, Kishanganj, Madhepura, Sitamarhi, Bhojpur, Siwan, Patna, Nalanda, Gopalganj, Jamui, Nawada and Kaimur.

State Government Response[edit]

The Bihar government has mapped the skills of more than 17 lakhs of migrant-labourers and has engage more than 6 to 7 lakhs of them in different schemes employment schemes.[22]

Impact[edit]

Migrant Workers Crisis[edit]

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.

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.[23]

Statistics[edit]

District wise details[edit]

# District Total Deaths Recovered Active Cases
1 Araria 278 2 167 109
2 Arwal 257 1 160 96
3 Aurangabad 461 2 344 115
4 Banka 371 1 303 67
5 Begusarai 1076 7 688 381
6 Bhagalpur 1601 16 965 620
7 Bhojpur 677 4 368 305
8 Buxar 427 0 293 134
9 Darbhanga 494 10 391 93
10 Gaya 826 13 384 429
11 Gopalganj 628 1 455 172
12 Jamui 368 1 190 177
13 Jehanabad 455 4 333 118
14 Kaimur 313 3 240 70
15 Katihar 577 2 527 48
16 Khagaria 678 5 441 232
17 Kishanganj 333 3 225 105
18 Lakhisarai 456 0 221 335
19 Madhepura 344 1 255 88
20 Madhubani 713 2 609 102
21 Munger 826 5 540 281
22 Muzaffarpur 1151 8 773 370
23 Nalanda 1047 7 461 579
24 Nawada 844 4 591 249
25 West Champaran 868 5 356 507
26 Patna 3696 28 1951 1717
27 East Champaran 626 7 491 128
28 Purnia 518 2 411 105
29 Rohtas 860 6 480 374
30 Saharsa 364 1 296 67
31 Samastipur 745 7 470 268
32 Saran 689 7 421 268
33 Sheikhpura 287 0 182 105
34 Sheohar 158 1 116 41
35 Sitamarhi 245 3 169 73
36 Siwan 1102 6 592 504
37 Supaul 493 0 379 114
38 Vaishali 527 4 359 163
Total (all districts) 26369 179 16597 9602
As of 19 July 2020

COVID-19 daily graph by total number of cases, recoveries and death[edit]

Daily new cases[edit]

Daily Recovered[edit]

[24] [25]

Daily new death[edit]

Active cases[edit]

Map Statistics[edit]

Cases outside Bihar[edit]


See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

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