Covid-19 recoveries surpass fresh cases in Bengal
Bengal on Wednesday logged 683 new Covid-19 infections, 687 recoveries and 13 deaths.
Active cases fell by 17 to 7,724 in all in Bengal. The number of active cases fell for 94 straight days.
Bengal now has 2.6 per cent of India’s active cases and is seventh on among states with the highest number of such infections.
Calcutta logged 112 new cases and North 24-Parganas 108, the only two of the state’s 23 districts with a three-digit figure of new infections in a day. Seven districts reported a single-digit figure of new cases.
Calcutta reported three deaths and North 24-Parganas five on Wednesday. Eighteen districts reported zero deaths.
The state’s recovery rate is 98.31 per cent — the highest ever this pandemic — still fairly ahead of the national rate of 97.74.
Bengal’s daily Covid-19 positive confirmation rate, nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.84 per cent on Wednesday.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.2, while that of the nation is 1.33 per cent.
Bengal now has more than 15.63 lakh Covid-19 cases, since the first was logged in March last year. The total includes close to 15.37 lakh recoveries and 18,691 deaths.