Covid: 703 fresh Covid cases, 12 deaths in Bengal
Bengal on Tuesday recorded 86 successive days of a fall in total active Covid-19 cases with 703 new infections, 713 recoveries and a dozen deaths.
The total of active cases fell by 22 to 8,074.
Bengal has 2.34 per cent of the national total of active cases and is seventh on the list of states with the highest number of such cases.
Calcutta logged 127 new infections, while North 24-Parganas reported 138, the only two districts with three-digit figures of fresh cases. Nine districts reported single-digit figures. The state’s recovery rate is 98.29 per cent, which is the highest ever and still fairly ahead of the national rate of 97.59.
The daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.95 per cent on Tuesday. Seventeen Bengal districts reported zero deaths on Tuesday. Calcutta reported three deaths, while North 24-Parganas reported five.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.19, while that of the nation is 1.33 per cent.