Bengal registers 148 new Covid cases, 3,440 in all
Bengal on Monday logged 231 Covid-19 recoveries, 148 new cases and two deaths, but none from the city.
The state has 3,440 active cases, an unbroken drop for 119 days straight from 37,190 on Vijaya Dashami on October 26 last year.
Bengal now has 2.38 per cent of the national total of active cases, the share having reduced to nearly a third of what it was a couple of months ago.
Bengal’s recovery rate is now 97.61 per cent while the national average is 97.22.
The state’s positive confirmation rate is 6.8 per cent, having fallen steadily for 95 days. On Sunday, Bengal reported 15,112 tests, taking the total past 84.44 lakh, at 93,828 tests per million people.
Of the total toll of 10,251, 8,606 deaths (84 per cent) were attributed to comorbidities.
Bengal’s mortality rate remained 1.78, while the national rate was 1.42 per cent.