Coronavirus: Recovery rate nears 95% in West Bengal

First Published Dec 21, 2020, 1:25 PM IST

West Bengal reports new 1,978 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. However, the recovery rate neared 95% in the state. According to the state health bulletin, 40 people died in a single day taking the death toll to 9,360.
 

<p>The active caseload dropped below 18,000 to 17,771 as recoveries continued to outpace new cases.<br />
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The active caseload dropped below 18,000 to 17,771 as recoveries continued to outpace new cases.
 

<p>2,627 people were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours which pushed up the recovery rate to 94.95 percent.<br />
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2,627 people were discharged from hospital in the last 24 hours which pushed up the recovery rate to 94.95 percent.
 

<p>A bulk of the new cases (58.74 percent) and deaths (27) occurred in the infection hotspot of which Kolkata and North 24 Parganas tops the list.</p>

A bulk of the new cases (58.74 percent) and deaths (27) occurred in the infection hotspot of which Kolkata and North 24 Parganas tops the list.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Darjeeling recorded 79 new cases, Jalpaiguri 67, and Malda 25.</p>

Darjeeling recorded 79 new cases, Jalpaiguri 67, and Malda 25.

<p>Darjeeling leads the list of active cases with 547 patients, followed by Jalpaiguri (462) and Cooch Behar (381).<br />
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Darjeeling leads the list of active cases with 547 patients, followed by Jalpaiguri (462) and Cooch Behar (381).
 

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