Bengal reports 715 new Covid cases, 719 recoveries
Bengal on Sunday reported 715 new Covid-19 infections, 719 recoveries and a dozen deaths, resulting in a drop by 16 in its total of active cases to 7,804.
Sunday marked 30 days of a drop in that total in the past 64 days since Bengal snapped out of a 97-day streak of constant fall in the total of active cases ahead of the Puja season on September 26. In these 64 days, the state recorded a rise in its total of active cases for 33 days, and a net rise of 130 in that total, from 7,674.
A minister said the number of new infections reported on Sunday is indicative of people that got infected in the November 19 (six days after Jagaddhatri Puja) to November 23 window.
Calcutta reported 198 new infections and North 24-Parganas 130, the only two districts in the state with a three-digit figure of new cases found.
Eighteen Bengal districts reported zero deaths. Calcutta reported three, while North 24-Parganas reported five.