Vinod Kumar , a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA has been tested positive for COVID-19, along his wife.
As confirmed by Katihar District Magistrate Kanwal Tanuj , both the husband – wife were admittied to the isolation ward at the city hospital.
Contact tracing is being conducted to trace down possible infections .
Viond Kumar is the Bihar’s Backward and Extremely Backward Classes Welfare Minister.
He is an MLA from Pranpur Assembly Constituency in Nort-Bihar’s Katihar District.
He is the first Minister of the Nitish Kumar led government to test positive of the novel Coronavirus.
On being notified about his COVID-19 reports as positive , Vinod had approached the Katihar Medical College and Hospital and from there to an isolation centre set up at a hotel in the town .
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh , Senior Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal Leader and former Union Minister , had also been tested positive of COVID-19 and has been admitted to AIIMS.
Few days back only , BJP MLA Jivesh Kumar Mishra from the Jale Assembly Constituency in Darbhanga district had tested positive of COVID-19, he was admitted to AIIMS – Patna only.
As per the Health Department, the recovery rate of COVID-19 infection patients in Bihar is 78% , which is higher than the national average of 58.14% .
The death toll in Bihar stands at 62 with , 9117 positive cases and 6930 recovered patients as well .