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Infections
West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.22

Bengal logs 267 Covid-19 infections, 188 recoveries, 1 death

Bengal on Sunday reported 267 Covid-19 infections, 188 recoveries and one death.The state has at present 2,283 active patients — 2,211 in home isolation and 72 at hospitals. According to a stat...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.09.22

Bengal reports 117 new Covid infections, 221 recoveries, 1 death

 Bengal on Monday reported 117 new Covid-19 infections, 221 recoveries and one death. Currently, there are 1,872 active cases in the state: 1,777 in home isolation and 95 in hospitals, according...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

News  /  Published 19.08.22

Infection fear spurs demand for private rooms in Kolkata hospitals

Single-bed rooms, not beds in general wards, of private hospitals in Kolkata are in high demand because many patients are worried about catching an infection like Covid or influenza if they share room...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.22

2,455 new Covid cases, 6 deaths

Bengal on Wednesday reported 2,455 new Covid-19 infections, 3,019 recoveries and six deaths. Case positivity rate stood at 15.47 per cent on a day 15,870 samples were tested. Currently, there are 28,...
By Our Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.07.22

'Time to mask up'

Police across Bengal will step up patrolling in a day or two to “request” people to mask up amid the uptick in Covid-19 cases in the state. Sources said the decision was taken following s...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

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News  /  Published 06.07.22

Schools in Kolkata mull exam relief for students with Covid

Several schools that have tests going on now are considering giving relaxations to students who have Covid or symptoms of the infection to discourage parents from sending their children to school for ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Covid hits classroom teaching in Kolkata

“With more teachers on leave, it impacts the syllabus and the normal running of the school. Teachers are required for exam invigilation duty and to maintain order in school, all of which is suff...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 02.07.22

Mass testing for Covid-19 ‘not needed for now’ in Kolkata

Sentinel surveys and testing only for those who are vulnerable should be the way forward for Covid surveillance, said health department officials, public health experts and doctors. As daily new Covi...
By Sanjay Mandal, Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

News  /  Published 01.07.22

Covid tells on attendance in Kolkata schools, teachers test positive too

South Point issued a notice to parents on Thursday asking them to sign an online health declaration form. Based on the information in the form, parents will receive an automated email that will indica...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

News  /  Published 30.06.22

Alert over Covid symptoms, patients turning critical in Kolkata hospitals

Some Covid patients admitted in private hospitals are having moderate to severe symptoms despite not having comorbidities and are being shifted to critical care units with pneumonia, said doctors and ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata


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