608 new Covid cases, 615 recoveries and 13 deaths in Bengal
Bengal on Friday reported 608 new Covid19 infections, 615 recoveries and 13 deaths, resulting in a drop by 20 in its active cases to 7,670.
A minister said new infections reported on Friday meant those infected between November 24 and 28. Calcutta reported 158 new infections and three deaths on Friday.
North 24 Parganas reported 127 new cases and five deaths. These were the only two of the state’s 23 districts with a three digit figure of new cases found in a day. Calcutta, North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Nadia accounted for 437 or 71.88 per cent of the new infections detected on Friday.
Eight districts reported a single digit figure of fresh cases. Nineteen districts reported zero deaths.
Over the past 69 days since Bengal snapped out of a 97day streak of constant fall in the number of active cases or Covid patients under treatment, there has been a net fall of four in that total.
Bengal’s daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.51 per cent on Friday. The state’s recovery rate is 98.32 per cent, below the national rate of 98.35.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.21 per cent, while that of the nation is 1.34 per cent.
Bengal now has over 16.18 lakh Covid19 cases, since the first was logged in March last year. The total includes nearly 15.91 lakh recoveries and 19,523 deaths.