Bengal reports 511 more Covid cases, 571 recoveries and 11 deaths
Bengal on Monday reported 511 new Covid-19 infections, 571 recoveries and 11 deaths, with a drop for the 10th consecutive day in its active cases, this time by 71.
The state now has 7,733 active cases or Covid patients under treatment.
A minister said new infections reported on Monday indicated those infected between November 20 and 24.
Calcutta reported 163 new infections and was the sole districts with a three-digit figure of new cases found in a day. Calcutta reported three deaths, too, and North 24-Parganas four. Calcutta, North and South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Nadia accounted for 394 or 77.1 per cent of the new infections on Monday.
Ten districts logged a single-digit figure of new infections. Seventeen districts reported zero deaths.
The daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 2.11 per cent on Monday.
The state’s recovery rate is 98.32 per cent, below the national rate of 98.34 per cent.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.21 per cent, while that of the nation is 1.34 per cent.
Bengal now has over 16.15 lakh Covid-19 cases, since the first was logged in March last year. The total includes more than 15.88 lakh recoveries and 19,473 deaths.