Covid: Bengal logs 806 more cases and nine deaths
Bengal on Sunday completed three consecutive weeks or 21 uninterrupted days of less than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases being detected every day in a further indication that the state had gone past even the residual impact of the devastating long spell of spike ushered in with the eight-phase Assembly elections.
The state logged 806 infections, nine deaths and 892 recoveries on Sunday, recording a drop in total active cases for the 35th consecutive day. The total of active cases fell by 95 to 11,796 on Sunday.
“These are small, yet significant landmarks that we happily acknowledge – without leaving any room for complacency – as we go along, making progress every day,” said a minister.
The recovery rate is currently at the state’s all-time high of 98.04 per cent, fairly ahead of the national rate of 97.32.
_“We have covered a lot of ground, achieving a lot of success in fighting the second wave, over the past couple of months,” said the minister.
The daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 1.61 per cent on Sunday.
With Calcutta logging 55 infections and North 24-Parganas 87, Sunday was also the 18th consecutive day since the second wave struck, when none of Bengal’s 23 districts reported a three-digit figures of new cases. Eighteen districts reported double-digit figures of new infections, while North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad and Birbhum recorded single-digit figures.
Of the nine deaths, one each was reported from the city, North 24-Parganas, East Burdwan and Darjeeling. Seventeen Bengal districts reported zero deaths on Sunday.
The state’s mortality rate is 1.19, while that of the nation is 1.34 per cent.
Till now, Bengal has reported over 15.23 lakh Covid cases. The total includes nearly 14.94 lakh recoveries and 18,073 deaths.