Covid: 815 more cases, 14 deaths in Bengal
Bengal on Wednesday logged 815 new Covid-19 cases, 811 recoveries and 14 deaths.
Active cases fell by 10 to 11,370 on Wednesday, the 38th straight day of the slide.
Calcutta logged 81 new cases and North 24-Parganas 114. So, Wednesday was the first time after a 20-day gap when one of Bengal’s 23 districts reported a three-digit figure.Seventeen districts reported double-digit figures of new cases, North and South Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Birbhum and Purulia single-digit figures.
Bengal’s recovery rate is 98.07 per cent, ahead of the national rate of 97.35.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.19 per cent while that of the nation is 1.34.
Thirteen districts, including Calcutta, logged zero deaths on Wednesday.
Jalpaiguri, South Dinajpur, Nadia, West Midnapore, East Burdwan, Hooghly, North and South 24-Parganas reported one each.
Bengal’s daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.81 per cent on Wednesday.
Bengal now has nearly 15.26 lakh Covid-19 cases, since the first was reported in March last year. The total includes over 14.96 lakh recoveries and 18,109 deaths.