On Sunday (November 15), West Bengal reported 29,314 active cases. Active COVID-19 cases in Bengal reported a five-week low on Sunday, slipping below the 30,000 active COVID case mark for the first time since October 10.

On October 9, the state reported 29,296 active cases. On October 10, it stayed below the 30,000-case mark, reporting 29,783 active cases, slightly higher than Sunday (November 15).

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On October 11, the active cases rose to 30,326. The surge continued till October 26, when it reported 37,190 active cases before the active caseload started reducing. 

However, on October 10, the state’s two COVID hotspots, Kolkata and North 24 Parganas had reported 6,513 and 6,382 active COVID cases respectively. On Sunday (November 15), Kolkata reported 7,275 active cases while North 24 Parganas reported 7,228 active cases. However, unlike North 24 Parganas, Kolkata has been witnessing a four-day slide in active COVID cases.

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Kolkata and North 24 Parganas have reported 42.3% of the total 4.3 lakh COVID cases in West Bengal. According to the State Health Bulletin, in the November 1-15 period, 60,594 people have been released from hospital in West Bengal. 

The average discharge per day has been highest in November with over 4,000 people being released. Bengal achieved a discharge rate of 90% on November 10. On Sunday (November 15), it reported a discharge rate of 91.4%.