Covid: Bengal logs 661 fresh cases and seven deaths
Bengal on Saturday completed 69 successive days of fall in the total of active Covid-19 cases with 661 new infections, 688 recoveries and seven deaths.
The total of active cases fell by 34 to 9,109.
Calcutta logged 109 new infections, while North 24-Parganas reported 78. Six of the 23 Bengal districts reported a single-digit figure of new infections.
The state’s recovery rate remained 98.22 per cent — the highest ever this pandemic — still fairly ahead of the national rate of 97.53.
The daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.61 per cent on Saturday. Twenty Bengal districts reported zero deaths on Saturday. Calcutta reported three.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.19, while that of the nation is 1.34 per cent.
The state currently has over 15.46 lakh Covid-19 cases, since the first was reported in March last year. The total includes more than 15.19 lakh recoveries and 18,417 deaths.