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Covid: 443 new cases, 10 deaths in Bengal

The state snapped out of a 97-day streak of constant fall in its active cases on September 26
“These are data of people who got infected during October 7 to 11. There were a lot of adverse estimates... but figures suggest that things were not that bad,” said a minister.

Meghdeep Bhattacharyya   |   Calcutta   |   Published 17.10.21, 12:16 AM

Bengal on Saturday logged 443 new Covid-19 infections, 501 recoveries and 10 deaths. Active cases fell by 68 to 7,445.

Bengal  snapped out of a 97-day streak of constant fall in its active cases on September 26. Since then, active cases have seen 12 days of rise and eight days of fall.

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“These are data of people who got infected during October 7 to 11. There were a lot of adverse estimates... but figures suggest that things were not that bad,” said a minister.

With 108 new infections, Calcutta was the only one of the state’s 23 districts to report a three-digit figure. Twelve districts logged single-digit figures. Seventeen districts reported zero deaths. Calcutta logged one death and North 24-Parganas four.

The state’s recovery rate is 98.33 per cent, while the national rate is 98.1 per cent now.

Its daily positive confirmation rate, nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 2.33 per cent on Saturday.

The state’s mortality rate is 1.2 per cent, while that of the nation is 1.33 per cent.

Bengal now has nearly 15.8 lakh Covid-19 cases since the first was logged in March last year. It includes over 15.53 lakh recoveries and 18,963 deaths.



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