Covid: Bengal logs 768 cases, 735 recoveries, 10 deaths
Bengal on Tuesday reported 768 Covid-19 cases, 735 recoveries and 10 deaths.
The total of active cases rose by 23 to 7,672.
In the past 17 days, Bengal recorded a rise in the total of active cases on 12 days and a fall on four days. Bengal snapped out of a 97-day streak of constant fall in the total active cases on September 26.
The state now has 3.7 per cent of the national total of active cases and is sixth on the list of states with the highest number of Covid patients under treatment at present.
Calcutta logged 180 infections, while North 24-Parganas reported 126 on Tuesday. These are the only two districts with three-digit figures of new infections in Bengal. Eight districts reported single-digit figures.
The state’s recovery rate is 98.31 per cent, while the national rate is 98. The daily positive confirmation rate, which had been nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 2.56 per cent on Tuesday.
Seventeen Bengal districts reported no death from Covid on Tuesday. Calcutta and North 24-Parganas logged two deaths each.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.2, while that of the nation is 1.33 per cent.
Bengal now has nearly 15.78 lakh Covid-19 cases since the first was logged in March last year. The total includes over 15.51 lakh recoveries and 18,924 deaths.