West Bengal reports 26 more COVID-19 deaths; 1,153 new cases

First Published Jan 2, 2021, 12:08 PM IST

West Bengal reported 1,153 new COVID-19 cases pushing the tally to 5,53,216. According to the state health bulletin, 26 people died in a single day. however, the COVID-19 death toll in West Bengal rose to 9,738.
 

<p>The recovery rate in the state stands at 96.07 percent after 1,496 patients recovered from the disease, taking the total number of cured people to 5,31,862 in West Bengal.<br />
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The recovery rate in the state stands at 96.07 percent after 1,496 patients recovered from the disease, taking the total number of cured people to 5,31,862 in West Bengal.
 

<p>Out of the 26 deaths, 6 are from Kolkata and 8 from North 24 Parganas. Meanwhile, the number of active cases in the state stood at 11,616.</p>

Out of the 26 deaths, 6 are from Kolkata and 8 from North 24 Parganas. Meanwhile, the number of active cases in the state stood at 11,616.

<p style="text-align: justify;">Out of the 26 deaths, 22 were because of comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.<br />
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Out of the 26 deaths, 22 were because of comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.
 

<p>According to the state health bulletin, Kolkata accounted for 280 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection, followed by North 24 Parganas (229), South 24 Parganas (60), and Howrah (55).</p>

According to the state health bulletin, Kolkata accounted for 280 fresh cases of COVID-19 infection, followed by North 24 Parganas (229), South 24 Parganas (60), and Howrah (55).

<p>In the last 24 hours, 39,109 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal taking the total number of examinations to 71,49,539.</p>

In the last 24 hours, 39,109 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal taking the total number of examinations to 71,49,539.