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439 fresh Covid infections, 446 recoveries & 10 deaths in Bengal

The state’s recovery rate is 98.33 per cent, below the national rate of 98.4

Our Special Correspondent Calcutta Published 28.12.21, 01:34 AM
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Bengal on Monday reported 439 new Covid19 infections, 446 recoveries and 10 deaths, a drop by 17 in active cases, to 7,433. Calcutta logged 204 new infections and one death. It was only district with a threedigit figure of new cases detected in a day.

Seventeen districts reported a single digit figure.


Calcutta, North and South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Nadia accounted for 370 or 84.28 per cent of the new infections detected on Monday.

Eighteen districts reported zero deaths on Monday. However, North 24-Parganas reported three.

New infections reported on Monday are indicative of people who got infected between December 18 and 22.

In the past 93 days since Bengal snapped out of a 97day streak of fall in active cases ahead of the Puja season on September 26, the total of Covid patients rose on 38 days and fell on 53 days. Over these 93 days, there has been a net fall of 241 in the total.

The state’s recovery rate is 98.33 per cent, below the national rate of 98.4.

The daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 2.52 per cent on Monday.

The state’s mortality rate is 1.21, while that of the nation is 1.34 per cent.

Bengal now has over 16.31 lakh Covid19 cases, since the first was logged in March last year. The total includes nearly 16.04 lakh recoveries and 19,726 casualties.

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