The number of COVID-19 cases increased again in the state of West Bengal. According to the State Health Bulletin on Wednesday (November 18), the state recorded 3,668 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours taking the total infections to 4,41,885.

However, 54 deaths were reported in the state in a single day. So far, a total of 7,820 deaths were reported in West Bengal. Out of the 54 deaths, Kolkata recorded 11 taking the toll to 2,459. The North 24 Parganas recorded 19 deaths taking the toll in the district to 1,829.

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The recovery rate in the state increased to 92.28%. The active cases in the State have dropped to 26,296.

Kolkata recorded 874 new cases taking the total cases in the State to 96,378. In North 24 Parganas the number of infections in the past 24 hours was 805 taking the cases in the district to 90,998.

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The percentage of positive cases out of samples tested increased to 8.27%. The State tested 44,519 cases in the past 24 hours. So far, West Bengal has tested 53.54 lakh samples.