Patna Lockdown Extension News: Keeping in mind the rising cases of coronavirus, the Patna district administration on Wednesday decided to impose complete lockdown in the state capital from July 10 to 16 to break the chain of the deadly virus. Also Read - Lockdown News: These States Impose Lockdown-Like Restrictions in March, Only Essential Services Allowed | Full List
Issuing the new order, the District Magistrate said that Bihar’s capital city Patna will remain under lockdown from July 10-16. The move from the district administration came as the state on Wednesday recorded highest single-day spike of 749 COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 13,274 cases. Also Read - Majboori is Something: CM Thackeray Hints at Re-imposing Lockdown in Maharashtra; Read His Full Statement
In Bihar, Patna district alone has reported the highest number of casualties at 12, till date, followed by Darbhanga (7), Samastipur (6), Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, East Champaran, Rohtas and Saran (five each). Also Read - Bihar News: Congress MLA Santosh Mishra's Nephew Shot Dead in Rohtas
In the wake of the virus outbreak, all the 38 districts in the state have been affected and Patna tops the list in terms of number of confirmed cases with a tally of 1,114, followed by Bhagalpur (643), Madhubani (536), Begusarai (528), Muzaffarpur (511), Siwan (509) and Munger (449).
The state’s tally now rose to 13,274, the department said in its daily update. This is the first instance of the state’s coronavirus count crossing the 700-mark in one day.