West Bengal on Friday (November 6) reported the recovery of a record 4,283 COVID-19 patients as the recovery rate jumped to 89.25 percent. Recoveries continued to outpace new cases as the active caseload dropped to 35,557. The state’s total caseload to date neared four lakhs, rising to 3,97,466 after 3,942 new infections were reported.

However, the COVID-19 infection is still prevalent in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas. Kolkata is still ahead of all other districts in terms of infection. This matter is concerning the health department. According to the State Health Bulletin on Friday, the number of people infected with COVID in Kolkata in a single day was 846 and in Northern 24 Parganas 816. 

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A bulk of the new cases (61.79 percent) and deaths (36) were recorded in the South Bengal pandemic epicentre comprising Kolkata, its three neighbouring districts, and Hooghly. Kolkata’s active caseload registered another big increase as it rose to 7,221. The recovery rate has increased to 89.25 percent.

The Department of Health said 2,313 patients were still in government quarantine while 97,575 people remain isolated at home.