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West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

Covid: over 8 lakh tests in Bengal

Bengal on Sunday reported a record number of Covid-19 tests at 16,045, which took the total test count beyond the 8 lakh milestone. The state had conducted one lakh tests by May 19 and it took 68 mor...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

App to meet WBCS cadres’ Covid needs

An association of West Bengal Civil Service executive officers has launched a mobile application to address the Covid-19 treatment and logistics needs of the cadres and their families in the wake of a...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

Cases rise, but tests fall at Malda lab

A sudden reduction in the number of tests on swab samples of suspected Covid-19 patients at the Malda Medical College & Hospital in the past one week led to questions over the efficacy of the lab ...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 27.07.20

Patient dies without care at Bongaon hospital

A 65-year-old grocer suffering from respiratory complications and suspected Covid-19 symptoms died unattended in front of the main entrance to Bongaon state general hospital on Saturday night. Madhab...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

West Bengal  /  Published 26.07.20

42 die of Covid in one day in Bengal

Bengal on Saturday reported the most coronavirus deaths with 42, recoveries with 2,125, and tests with 15,628, completing a month of relentless spike in numbers with nearly 41,000 new cases and 726 de...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.20

Stranded in B'desh, surviving on alms

A few thousand people from Bengal are living in distress and penury as they have got stuck in Bangladesh where they had gone to visit their relatives in early March but could not return home because o...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri , Soumya De Sarkar in Malda, Krishnanagar

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.20

Covid: 350 in safe homes

The Bengal government shifted about 350 Covid-19 patients with mild or no symptoms from dedicated hospitals to safe homes across the state in the past 48 hours so that vacant beds could be allocated f...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.20

Covid: 54,000 cases in Bengal

Bengal on Friday reported 2,216 new Covid-19 cases, 35 deaths and 1,873 recoveries, which took the total number of patients to nearly 54,000, toll to 1,290 and recoveries to over 33,000. Friday, the ...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Virus bleeds single-screen halls

The Covid-19 pandemic has sounded a possible death knell for many single screen theatres across Bengal, said owners. Many of the theatres had already been bleeding with the arrival of multiplexes, &q...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.07.20

150 extra Covid beds in Jalpaiguri

The Bengal health department on Friday converted a 150-bed unit for suspected Covid-19 cases into a hospital for confirmed patients in Jalpaiguri because of a surge in the infections amid allegations ...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri


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