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Covid: 3,399 active cases in Bengal

The state’s recovery rate has touched 97.62 per cent while the national average is 97.23
Of the total toll, 8,607 deaths (83.9 per cent) have been attributed to comorbidities. Bengal’s mortality rate is 1.78 per cent and the national rate is 1.41.

Our Special Correspondent   |   Calcutta   |   Published 24.02.21, 01:34 AM

Bengal on Tuesday logged 228 Covid-19 recoveries, 189 new infections and two deaths, but none from the city.

The state now has 3,399 active Covid-19 cases, down from 37,190 on Dashami last year, in an unbroken slide of 120 days.

“We have fewer than 3,400 active cases left, while over 7.4 lakh vaccine doses have been administered, the fifth highest in the country….We are on track to beating this pandemic soon,” said a minister.

Bengal now has 2.36 per cent of the nation’s active cases. The state’s recovery rate has touched 97.62 per cent while the national average is 97.23. The state in all has 5.74 lakh cases, including over 5.6 lakh recoveries and 10,253 deaths.

The state’s positive confirmation rate is 6.78 per cent, having fallen steadily for 96 days. On Tuesday, the state reported 18,302 tests, taking the total past 84.62 lakh, at 94,301 tests per million people.

Of the total toll, 8,607 deaths (83.9 per cent) have been attributed to comorbidities. Bengal’s mortality rate is 1.78 per cent and the national rate is 1.41.

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