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Coronavirus: India registers record 6,148 deaths after Bihar revises its data


India on Thursday registered a record 6,148 deaths due to Covid-19 after the Bihar government revised its data. The country’s toll rose to 3,59,676 since the outbreak of the pandemic in January 2020.

Bihar added 3,951 backlog deaths to its toll on Wednesday. This pushed the number to 9,429. Till Tuesday, the health department had stated the number of deaths to be under 5,500. The Bihar government said these previously unaccounted deaths were of patients in private hospitals and home isolation and those who died of post-Covid complications.

Meanwhile, India’s total count of cases since the Covid-19 outbreak rose to 2,91,83,121 as it recorded 94,052 new infections in the last day. Thursday was the third consecutive day when India recorded less than 1 lakh cases.

The country’s count of active cases stood at 11,67,952. The number of recoveries in the country went up to 2,76,55,493, pushing the recovery rate to 94.77%.

Follow today’s live updates on the Covid-19 crisis here.

More than 20 lakh Covid-19 tests were done in India on Wednesday. The country’s total number of tests since the Covid-19 outbreak rose to 37.21 crore.

“While on one side testing has been enhanced across the country, a continued decline in weekly case positivity is noticed,” the health ministry said. “Weekly…

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