Covid: Bengal logs 753 new cases, 766 recoveries and 14 deaths
Bengal on Friday recorded 753 new Covid-19 infections, 766 recoveries and 14 deaths.
Active cases fell by 27 to 8,219 in all with 82 successive days of a slide.
Calcutta logged 127 new infections and North 24-Parganas 129, being the only two among Bengal’s 23 districts with a threedigit figure of new infections in a day. Seven districts reported a singledigit figure. Sixteen Bengal districts reported zero deaths on Friday. Calcutta reported five.
Bengal has 2.13 per cent of the national total of active cases, and is seventh on the list of states with the highest number of such cases.
The state’s recovery rate is 98.28 per cent, the highest ever this pandemic and still fairly ahead of the national rate of 97.45.
Bengal’s daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.85 per cent on Friday.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.19, while that of the nation is 1.33 per cent.
The state currently has over 15.55 lakh Covid19 cases since the first one was reported in March last year. The total includes more than 15.28 lakh recoveries and 18,553 deaths.