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With 2502 new cases, COVID tally reaches 54508 in Bihar

Patna, Aug 1 (UNI) With detection of 2502 new Novel Coronavirus positive cases, including the District Magistrate of Patna, the tally of COVID-19 patients increased to 54508 in Bihar on Saturday.
After politicians, health workers and police personnel, DM of Patna Kumar Ravi too contracted the infection.
The DM had fever, cold, cough and throat pain, following which his samples were taken for examination. The DM reported to be negative through rapid antigen test kit twice but finally when the sample was examined through RTPCR, he tested positive.
Mr Ravi had handed over the charges to the Deputy Development Commissioner on Friday itself and proceeded on leave after he was taken ill. The DM is in home isolation for 14 days.
Meanwhile, the Health department sources said here that of the new cases, Patna reported 442 new cases, where the number of total infected persons increased to 9358 followed by Muzaffarpur with 175, Begusarai 128, Gaya 112, Rohtad 90, Purnea 85, Nalanda 83, East Champaran 76, Bhagalpur 73, Khagaria and Samastipur 71 each, West Champaran 66, Vaishali 63, Gopalganj 62, Banka 58, Munger 57, Siwan 52, Bhojpur 50, Aurangabad and Madhepura 48 each, Madhubani 47, Katihar and Sitamarhi 46 each, Darbhanga and Saran 44 each, Buxar, Jehanabad and Supaul 43 each, Kishanganj 39, Sheikhpura 33, Jamui and Kaimur 27, Araria 26, Nawada 25, Arwal 22, Lneakhisarai and Shekhar 18 each and Saharsa one.
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