COVID-19 caseload crosses 5-lakh mark in West Bengal
First Published Dec 7, 2020, 10:02 AM IST
West Bengal’s total COVID caseload crossed the five-lakh mark on Sunday (December 6) to 5,02,840 after 3,143 new infections were detected. The active caseload dropped to 23,894 as the recovery rate increased to 93.51 per cent following the discharge of 3,167 patients.
According to the state health bulletin on Sunday, 46 deaths took the toll up to 8,723.
Bengal’s total Covid-19 cases, 264 days since the first was detected on March 17, went past 5 lakhs to touch nearly 5.03 lakh, but the number includes 4.7 lakh recoveries and 8,723 deaths.
The latest 50,000 cases were detected in 15 days, 4.5 lakh cases being reported on November 21.
In the other districts in the region outside the hotspot, the active caseload remained high in Nadia (961), and the two Medinipur districts. The patient count dropped in both Purba Bardhaman (713) and Paschim Bardhaman (800).
In North Bengal, only three districts, Alipurduar, Coochbehar and Kalimpong, reported a rise in active cases. Darjeeling leads the list with 895 patients.
According to the state health department, 44,186 tests were conducted in 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of samples examined to 61.35 lakh.
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