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.
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.