The state department had set up two health committees to audit the Covid death toll after facing flak over reports of discrepancy between government and municipal corporations' data. This pushed the number to 9,429.
The number stood at 2,123 on Tuesday. However, the death tally was the highest-ever because it included Bihar's previously uncounted 3,951 deaths.
The cumulative caseload stands at 29,183,121, including 27,655,493 recoveries, 1,167,952 active cases and 359,676 deaths.
As more people are getting recovered from COVID-19 infection, the ministry informed that India's daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 28th consecutive day. The number of recoveries in the country went up to 2,76,55,493, pushing the recovery rate to 94.77%.
The Bihar chapter of Indian Medical Association too has been demanding compensation for the hundreds of doctors who died due to COVID-19 in the State.
Bihar's health department on Wednesday said Covid-19 had killed 9,429 people in the state, almost double its previous count. "It has remained less than 10 per cent for 17th consecutive days now", the health ministry said.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
According to Union Health Ministry, the weekly positivity rate now stands at 5.66 per cent, the daily positivity rate has dropped to 4.66 per cent, less than 10 per cent for 16th consecutive days. It recommended avoiding the use of remdesivir and advised health professionals to make rational use of CT scans.
The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday proposed carrying out round-the-clock Covid-19 vaccination to achieve herd immunity against the infection so that the country can regain its economic growth momentum.
Data revisions throughout the pandemic are relatively common, with places from the United States to Spain, China and Turkey adjusting their numbers for reasons such as lags in hospital reporting and people dying at home before a Covid-19 diagnosis was made.