Patna: Bihar’s chief secretary and senior IAS officer Arun Kumar Singh died due to multiple organ failure on Friday after testing positive for COVID-19 at Paras Hospital in Patna. According to an ANI report, Singh was admitted to a hospital after testing positive for coronavirus and was undergoing treatment.Also Read - 67 Covid Deaths in Last 24 Hours Ring Alarm Bells in Bihar

Singh was a 1985-batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre had been appointed as the Chief Secretary of Bihar on February 28, 2021 after his predecessor Dipak Kumar retired after the end of his first extension. A native of Bihar’s West Champaran district, Singh was scheduled to retire this year on August 31.

After his demise, the state government has started the process for making an appointment to the post of chief secretary.

Bihar currently has 1,00,822 active coronavirus cases and so far 2,480 lives have been lost in the state due to Covid-19. India recorded 3,86,452 new COVID-19 cases, 3,498 related deaths and 2,97,540 recoveries on Thursday.