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Bengal reports 854 new Covid cases, 813 recoveries, 13 deaths

Calcutta reported 236 new infections and two deaths. North 24-Parganas reported 159 new infections and three casualties

The Telegraph   |   Calcutta   |   Published 12.11.21, 03:30 AM

Bengal on Thursday reported 854 new Covid-19 infections, 813 recoveries and 13 deaths, resulting in a rise by 28 in its active cases to 7,973.

Calcutta reported 236 new infections and two deaths on Thursday.

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A minister said new infections reported on Thursday indicated people infected between November 2 and 6. In the past 47 days since Bengal snapped out of a 97-day fall in active cases, there has been a net rise of 299 active cases or Covid patients under treatment.

North 24-Parganas reported 159 new infections and three deaths. These were the only two of the state’s 23 districts with a three-digit figure of new cases in a day. Nine districts reported a single-digit figure.

Calcutta, North and South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Nadia accounted for 629 or 73.65 per cent of the new infections detected on Thursday.

Seventeen districts reported zero deaths. Bengal now has over 16.01 lakh Covid-19 cases, since the first was logged in March last year. The total includes more than 15.74 lakh recoveries and 19,280 deaths.



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