• State logs 803 new Covid cases
    Telegraph | 25 November 2021
  •  Bengal on Wednesday reported 803 new Covid-19 infections, 811 recoveries and 12 deaths, resulting in a drop by 20 in its tally of active cases to 7,894 now.

    A minister said the new infections reported on Wednesday indicated infections between November 15 and 19.

    Calcutta reported 247 new infections and four deaths on Wednesday. North 24-Parganas reported 145 new infections and two deaths. Over the past two months (60 days) since Bengal broke its 97-day streak of fall in active cases, there has been a net rise of 220 in the state’s total of active cases or Covid patients under treatment, from 7,674.

    Calcutta and North 24-Parganas were the only two of the state’s 23 districts with a three-digit figure of new cases found in a 24-hour window on Wednesday. Eight districts reported a single-digit figure.

    Calcutta, North and South 24-Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Nadia accounted for 602 or 74.97 per cent of the new infections detected on Wednesday. Sixteen districts reported zero deaths.

    Bengal’s daily positive confirmation rate, which was nearly 33 per cent at the peak of the second wave, was 2.06 per cent on Wednesday. The state’s recovery rate is 98.31 per cent, a shade below the national rate of 98.33.

    The state’s mortality rate is 1.2 per cent, while that of the nation is 1.34 per cent.

    Bengal now has close to 16.12 lakh Covid-19 cases, ever since the first was logged in March last year. The total includes over 15.84 lakh recoveries and 19,419 deaths.
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