Backlog takes India’s COVID-19 death toll for past day to over 6,000 Jun 11, 2021 0 357 12345 dpaNew Delhi India reported its highest single-day casualty figure of 6,148 on Thursday due to COVID-19 with the sudden spike brought on by a revision of figures by the eastern state of Bihar.Usually, every morning, there is a report stating the number of people who have died of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours. Thursday’s numbers, however, included 3,951 deaths from Bihar after the state government completed a 20-day exercise to audit all possible COVID-19 deaths.Previously, the Patna High Court had flagged irregularities in the tallies provided by different government agencies, amid suggestions that that the true figures were being concealed.The verification exercise looked at the numbers of COVID-19 victims registered at crematoriums and burial grounds. They also included people who had died after recovering from related complications or while on their way to hospital, India Today news channel reported. Bihar’s death toll jumped from 5,424 on June 7 to 9,375 on June 8.The Bihar government did not specify when the additional deaths occurred and how may people had died before Wednesday, but the majority came during the second wave between February and early June.Infections in India have jumped from 10 million at the beginning of the February second wave to more than 29 million to date. Overall, infection rates are second only to the United States.The second wave is now seen to be waning. On Thursday, less than 100,000 new daily infections reported for the third consecutive day, according to federal Health Ministry data. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Palestine security officers killed during Israeli raid in West Bank Jun 11, 2021 0 2202 11 dead in Mumbai building collapse after monsoon rains Jun 11, 2021 0 368 Iranian candidate calls on young voters to help maintain status quo Jun 11, 2021 0 346 Meth seizures up in Malaysia as cartels adapt to virus border curbs Bangkok: Seizures of methamphetamine in Malaysia soared last year, according to data published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which described the South-East Asian drug market as “highly .. Taliban captures more Afghan districts as fighting escalates dpa Kabul Taliban militants added to their recent military gains, winning control over two more districts in Afghanistan, one of them strategically important, officials said on Thursday. After two days of intense .. Singapore eases COVID curbs but HK travel bubble kept on hold Bangkok: Singapore again postponed a planned “travel bubble” with Hong Kong, Singapore’s Transport Ministry said on Thursday, as the government announced domestic curbs would be relaxed from Monday. The ministry .. Demining charity will remain in Afghanistan after deadly attack Kabul: Despite an attack that left 10 of its demining personnel dead, British-American charity Halo Trust plans to stay and continue its work in Afghanistan, chief executive James Cowan said in a video published late on ..