Mint Covid Tracker: Coronavirus spreads in Bihar, deaths rising fast in Andhra
Andhra Pradesh has climbed to third in the list of states with the most active cases, and is followed by Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar
Bihar has emerged as a new hotspot of the coronavirus over the last fortnight, prompting the state government to extend its lockdown till 16 August. In the last seven days, the state recorded nearly a 40% rise in the number of active cases, despite a slowdown earlier. Other states have similar spikes too, but Bihar finds itself more at risk due to its dismal testing rate.