Covid: 262 cured, two die in Bengal
Bengal on Sunday logged 262 Covid-19 recoveries, 190 infections and two deaths, including one in the city, as total active cases dropped for the 111th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami last year.
The total of active cases, which was 37,190 on Dashami (October 26), has fallen to 4,086, back almost to where it was 254 days ago, on June 5 last year.
Of total 10,232 deaths, 8,589 (83.9 per cent) were attributed to comorbidities.
“With this spell of turnaround, we have also managed to lower the daily death toll drastically,” said a Bengal minister.
“In half of February so far, we logged just 53 deaths. Over the past one month (January 14-February 14), there were 222 deaths, compared to 910 just before that (December 14-January 14), 1,490 in the month prior to that (November 14-December 14) and 1,808 before that (October 14-November 14),” he added.
Bengal’s mortality rate remained 1.78, while the national rate was 1.42 per cent.
The recovery rate rose for 114 consecutive days to touch 97.5 per cent. The national rate now is 97.27.
The state’s positive confirmation rate is 6.9 per cent now, having fallen steadily for 87 days. On Sunday, the state reported 22,204 tests, taking the total past 83 lakh, at 92,226 tests per million people.