Explained: Why India reported its highest coronavirus death toll on Thursday

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Coronavirus (Image: Pixabay)
Coronavirus (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : Despite being the third consecutive day when India reported less than 1 lakh coronavirus cases, India on Thursday reported its highest death toll with 6,148 people losing their lives to the virus.

The numbers are shocking but there is a reason why so many cases have been logged despite fall in the number of cases. The credit behind such a hike in the number of cases goes to Bihar.

Bihar on Wednesday dramatically revised its covid death toll, mentioning that the total number of fatalities caused due pandemic are 9,429.

According to Bihar’s health department the total number of new 3952 deaths have been added to the tally after re verification.

However, most of the 3,951 deaths happened during the second wave of the pandemic this year. The toll in Bihar was 5,424 till June 7 and 20 more Covid patients died in the past 24 hours.

With the new addition in figures, Bihar has jumped to 12th position from 17th in a tally of states and UTs with most number of fatalities.

As per the latest figures, maximum deaths were reported in Patna, taking the overall district toll to 2,303. Muzaffarpur reported 609 deaths, followed by Nalanda (463), Begusarai (454), Purvi Champaran (425), Darbhanga (342) and Madhubani (317).

So if we reduce the newly added fatalities from Bihar, India has logged 2,197 deaths in the time period of last 24 hours.