The number of COVID-19 cases is decreasing in West Bengal.  Only 3,012 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday (November 16) while 4,376 people recovered from the disease.

The high number of recoveries pushed up the discharge rate to 91.81 percent, while the active caseload declined by a massive 1,417 to 27,897 cases. The cumulative number of discharged persons increased to 3,98,952.

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According to the State Health Bulletin, 53 deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,714.

Meanwhile, Kolkata and its adjacent districts continued to report a major share in the caseload. On Monday, Kolkata again topped in terms of caseload. As many as 728 persons tested positive in Kolkata, 718 tested positive in North 24 Parganas, 190 tested positive in Hooghly, 185 tested positive in South 24 Parganas and 119 tested positive in Howrah.

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Though the recovery rate has brought down active cases in both Kolkata and North 24 Parganas, , they still remain over 7,000. 
Other than these five districts in South Bengal, 197 tested positive in Nadia, 71 tested positive in Paschim Medinipur and 66 tested positive in Purba Bardhaman.

In North Bengal, Jalpaiguri recorded 163 COVID cases in 24 hours, Darjeeling recorded 136 and Dakshin Dinajpur recorded 46 cases. The health bulletin said 38,127 samples were tested in 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of tests conducted to 52,56,924.