Covid: Bengal logs 675 new infections, 763 recoveries and 12 deaths
Bengal on Sunday recorded 49 straight days of a fall in the total number of active cases with 675 new infections, 763 recoveries and 12 deaths.
In all, Bengal’s active cases fell by 100 to 10,485.
Bengal now has 2.63 per cent of the national total of active cases, and is eighth among states with most such cases.
Bengal’s recovery rate is 98.13 per cent, its highest ever this pandemic and still ahead of the nation's 97.37. Its mortality rate is 1.18 now, while that of the nation is 1.33 per cent.
Calcutta logged 68 new infections and one death.
With North 24-Parganas reporting 77 new cases, Sunday was the third consecutive day again of not one Bengal district reporting a three-digit figure of new infections. Seventeen Bengal districts reported two-digit figures and North and South Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Purulia and West Burdwan single-digit figures.
Sixteen Bengal districts reported zero deaths on Sunday, while Calcutta apart, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, East Midnapore and Hooghly reported one each.
Its daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.45 per cent on Sunday.
Bengal now has nearly 15.34 lakh Covid-19 cases, since the first was reported in March last year. The total includes more than 15.05 lakh recoveries and 18,229 deaths.