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Coronavirus: West Bengal reports 3,066 new COVID-19 cases; death toll reaches 51 in one day

West Bengal’s COVID-19 cases rose by 3,066 with 51 more patients losing their lives. However, people in Kolkata are concerned about the reported number of victims. 563 people were infected in a single day in Kolkata.

Coronavirus West Bengal reports 3066 new COVID-19 cases death toll reaches 51 in one day-dbr
West Bengal, First Published Aug 17, 2020, 11:00 AM IST
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Kolkata: The situation seems uncontrollable in the state of West Bengal. The number of coronavirus patients is increasing on a daily basis. Although the number of deaths has decreased in the last 24 hours, people are left worried over the situation. According to the bulletin of the state health department, 563 people were infected in Kolkata in one day. 51 people have died in the state, out of which 13 are from Kolkata. The death toll in North 24 Parganas is 10.

Besides this, 4 people have died in South 24 Parganas, 9 people in Howrah, 1 in Hooghly, and 2 in East Burdwan. 3 people have died in the last 24 hours from East Midnapore. 1 person succumbed to the virus in Nadia, 2 in Jalpaiguri, and 6 in Darjeeling.

If we look at the statistics of the people affected with coronavirus in the state, out of 3,066 people, 1,163 people are from Kolkata and North 24 Parganas. Besides this, 179 cases were reported in Howrah, 211 from South 24 Parganas. Hooghly recorded 179 cases.

Meanwhile, a bulletin from the health department says that the death toll in the state has dropped slightly. Although the number of victims has exceeded 3,000 in one single day, in the last 24 hours, 51 people have died in the state. According to the statistics shown on Saturday (15 August), 57 people died due to COVID-19. At present, the death toll in the state is 2,428.

According to the state's corona bulletin, 3,066 people were infected in the state in one day, 3,074 on Saturday (15 August). So far, the number of cases in the state has risen to 1,16,498. The number of active cases in West Bengal has risen to 27,299. In the last 24 hours, 2,935 people returned home from hospital. The total number of recoveries in the state is 86,771.

The recovery rate in the state has now reportedly risen to 74.48% from 73.91%, while on Friday (14 August) it was 73.57%. On this day, the number of COVID tests also decreased. On Sunday, 32,286 tests were conducted in the state. On Saturday, the number was 34,214. So far, 13,14,772 corona tests have been carried out in the state. The Centre has repeatedly asked for an increase in the number of COVID tests in the state.

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