Covid: 194 cases and 3 deaths in Bengal
Bengal on Friday logged 238 Covid-19 recoveries, 194 infections and three deaths as total active cases dropped for the 116th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami last year.
The total of active cases, which was 37,190 on Dashami (October 26), has fallen to 3,625, back almost to where it was 261 days ago, on June 3. None of the three deaths on Friday was from Calcutta.
Bengal now has 2.58 per cent of the national total of active cases, with the share having come down to nearly a third of what it was even a couple of months ago.
The recovery rate rose for 119 consecutive days to touch 97.58 per cent. The national rate is 97.25 now.
The state’s positive confirmation rate is 6.84 per cent, having fallen steadily for 92 days. On Friday, the state reported 20,528 tests, taking the total past 83.88 lakh, at 93,209 tests per million people.
Of the total death toll of 10,242, 8,597 (83.9 per cent) were attributed to comorbidities.
Bengal’s mortality rate remained 1.78, while the national rate was 1.42 per cent.