West Bengal's COVID-19 death toll rises to 8,916, tally at 5,13,752

First Published Dec 11, 2020, 10:19 AM IST

West Bengal reported 49 more COVID-19 fatalities on Thursday (December 10), pushing the death toll to 8,916, while the coronavirus tally jumped to 5,13,752 with 2,801 fresh cases, a health department bulletin said.
 

<p>The discharge rate improved to 93.70 percent after 2,951 recoveries were registered in the past 24 hours.<br />
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The discharge rate improved to 93.70 percent after 2,951 recoveries were registered in the past 24 hours.
 

<p>The state now has 23,451 active cases. The total recoveries stand at 4,78,434.</p>

The state now has 23,451 active cases. The total recoveries stand at 4,78,434.

<p>The bulletin said North 24 Parganas district accounted for 13 deaths, followed by Kolkata (19).</p>

The bulletin said North 24 Parganas district accounted for 13 deaths, followed by Kolkata (19).

<p>Of the 49 deaths, 43 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.</p>

Of the 49 deaths, 43 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.

<p>The new infections include 622 from the metropolis, North 24 Parganas (613), Hooghly (206), Howrah (205) and South 24 Parganas (183), it said.</p>

The new infections include 622 from the metropolis, North 24 Parganas (613), Hooghly (206), Howrah (205) and South 24 Parganas (183), it said.

<p>Since Wednesday (December 9), 44,230 samples have been tested in West Bengal, taking the total number of such clinical examinations to 62,11,537.<br />
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Since Wednesday (December 9), 44,230 samples have been tested in West Bengal, taking the total number of such clinical examinations to 62,11,537.