India, on Thursday, reported the highest single-day death toll due to COVID-19 in the world, with 6148 new deaths related to the virus. 

The COVID-19 death numbers in India soared, as Bihar, revised the death toll in the state. 

Bihar’s revision in its COVID deaths figures led to massive 72 per cent jump in its tally. 

Bihar’s COVID-19 death tally, which was earlier reported at 5500, swelled to 9429 following the revision. 

The revision in Bihar’s COVID-19 death numbers come after the Patna High Court asked for an audit of casualties in the April-May, when the second wave of COVID-19 was at the peak. 

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Allegations have been running thick and fast that the Bihar government forged actual numbers of infection and deaths in the state. 

Following the audit, the number of COVID-19 deaths in Bihar from April to June 7 this year got revised to a staggering 7775, which is six times more compared to what was recorded during the first wave last year. 

The state also reported a reduced recovery rate, down from 98.70 per cent to 97.65 per cent, following the revision. 

This revision in COVID-19 death numbers in Bihar has raised some serious questions and gave further impetus to the Opposition’s allegations that figures are being forged. 

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