West Bengal registers 2,289 new COVID-19 cases; 45 deaths

First Published Dec 16, 2020, 11:49 AM IST

West Bengal registers 2,289 new COVID-19 cases taking the toll to 5,25,918. According to the state health bulletin, 45 people died in the state in a single day taking the toll to 9,145.
 

<p>However, 2,965 people recovered from Covid-19 and returned home from hospital. The recovery rate in the state stands at 94.33 percent.<br />
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However, 2,965 people recovered from Covid-19 and returned home from hospital. The recovery rate in the state stands at 94.33 percent.
 

<p>West Bengal currently has 20,663 active cases. The positivity rate in the state stands at 8.10 percent.</p>

West Bengal currently has 20,663 active cases. The positivity rate in the state stands at 8.10 percent.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Of the 45 deaths, 14 are from Kolkata and 13 from North 24 Parganas. Kolkata again tops the list in the number of COVID-19 cases.</p>

Of the 45 deaths, 14 are from Kolkata and 13 from North 24 Parganas. Kolkata again tops the list in the number of COVID-19 cases.

<p>Four deaths each were recorded in Howrah and South 24 Parganas, three in Purba Medinipur, two in Paschim Bardhaman and one each in Hooghly, Murshidabad, Dakshin Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar.</p>

Four deaths each were recorded in Howrah and South 24 Parganas, three in Purba Medinipur, two in Paschim Bardhaman and one each in Hooghly, Murshidabad, Dakshin Dinajpur, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar.

<p>North 24 Parganas recorded the highest number of fresh infections at 523, followed by Kolkata at 503, South 24 Parganas at 164, Paschim Bardhaman at 123, Howrah at 113, and Hooghly at 104.</p>

North 24 Parganas recorded the highest number of fresh infections at 523, followed by Kolkata at 503, South 24 Parganas at 164, Paschim Bardhaman at 123, Howrah at 113, and Hooghly at 104.

<p>64,96,736 samples have been tested in West Bengal so far, including 41,569 since Monday (December 14).</p>

64,96,736 samples have been tested in West Bengal so far, including 41,569 since Monday (December 14).