Covid: 4,313 active cases in all in Bengal
Bengal on Thursday logged 286 Covid-19 recoveries, 217 new cases and five deaths, including three from Calcutta.
The unbroken dip in Bengal’s total active cases continued for the 108th day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26.
Active cases, which numbered 37,190 on Dashami, have fallen to 4,313 now. Bengal has 3.11 per cent of India’s active cases, less than half of its share a couple of months ago.
“We have 4.3 thousand active cases left, while over 4.3 lakh vaccine doses have been administered here. We are joint sixth in India in terms of the number of doses administered,” said a minister.
Bengal’s recovery rate rose for 111 days straight to touch 97.46 per cent, ahead of the national rate of 97.25.
The state’s positive confirmation rate is 6.95 per cent now, having fallen steadily for 83 days. On Thursday, the state reported 22,106 tests, taking the total past 82.31 lakh, at 91,467 tests per million people.
Of the total toll of 10,225, 8,584 deaths (84 per cent) have been attributed by the state to comorbidities.
Bengal’s mortality rate remained at 1.78 while the national rate is 1.42 per cent.