Five Covid deaths in Bengal, one from Calcutta
Bengal on Sunday logged 289 Covid-19 recoveries, 193 new infections and five deaths, including one from Calcutta.
With this, the state’s streak of falling total active cases stayed unbroken for the 104th consecutive day since Vijaya Dashami on October 26, 2020.
From 37,190 active cases then, the number is 4,794 now, back almost to where it was on June 8 last year, 244 days ago.
“Bengal now has 3.28 per cent of the national total of active cases. It was nearly 8 per cent even a couple of months ago,” said a minister.
Bengal’s recovery rate rose for 107 consecutive days to touch 97.37 per cent, ahead of the national rate of 97.17.
The state’s positive confirmation rate is 7.01 per cent now, having fallen steadily for 79 days. On Sunday, the state reported 22,365 tests, taking the total past 81.5 lakh, at 90,564 tests per million people.
Of Bengal’s total Covid toll of 10,207, the state attributed 8,572 deaths or 84 per cent to comorbidities. The state’s mortality rate stayed at 1.78 per cent while the national rate remained 1.43 per cent.