Bihar chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh passes away due to COVID-19

Patna: Bihar chief secretary Arun Kumar Singh on Friday passed away at a hospital in Patna due to COVID-19 complications.

Singh, who was a senior IAS officer, was admitted to a hospital after testing positive for coronavirus and was undergoing treatment.

He was appointed as the chief secretary of Bihar in February this year, days after Janata Dal-United supremo Nitish Kumar won the assembly elections in the state.

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Singh, a 1985-batch officer, had replaced senior IAS officer Deepak Kumar.

Bihar currently has 1,00,822 active coronavirus cases and so far 2,480 lives have been lost in the state due to COVID-19.

India recorded 3,86,452 new COVID-19 cases, 3,498 related deaths and 2,97,540 recoveries on Thursday.

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