Bihar Assembly Election 2020: As the verdict on the election of the next government in
the state is scheduled for Tuesday, we take a look at the challenges that face the next
Bihar has been showing a fall in cases and positivity rate
The number of daily new Covid-19 cases in Bihar has been decreasing for more than two months after hitting a peak of over 4,000 new infections on August 11. It has reported only about 500 new cases per day on average recently. Bihar has also seen a big increase in the number of tests conducted. It has conducted more than11 million Covid-19 tests, second to only Uttar Pradesh. In terms of tests per million people, Bihar stood behind 31 states and union territories by the end of August, when it had conducted 4,586 tests per million people, nearly a fourth of the national average.