Covid: Bengal logs 751 new cases, 757 recoveries and 10 deaths
Bengal on Sunday recorded 751 new Covid-19 infections, 757 recoveries and 10 deaths.
The total of active Covid-19 cases in the state fell by 16 to 8,187 with 84 successive days of a slide.
Bengal has 2.2 per cent of India’s active cases, and is seventh among states with the most number of them.
Calcutta logged 125 new infections and North 24-Parganas 124, the only two of the state’s 23 districts with a threedigit figure of new infections in a day. Seven districts reported a singledigit figure.
Calcutta reported one and North 24-Parganas two. Eighteen Bengal districts reported zero deaths on Sunday.
The state’s recovery rate is 98.28 per cent, its highest this pandemic and still fairly ahead of the national rate of 97.51 per cent. Bengal’s daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.8 per cent on Sunday. The state’s mortality rate is 1.19 per cent now, while that of the nation is 1.33 per cent.
The state currently has nearly 15.57 lakh Covid19 cases, since the first was reported in March last year. It includes more than 15.3 lakh recoveries and 18,577 deaths.