In Bengal, 8,213 recoveries have been reported since Saturday, though the discharge rate has dropped to 94.42 percent.
On Sunday, West Bengal reported an all-time high of 24,287 new Covid-19 cases, the highest number since the first wave of infections in 2020. The number of infections detected in the last 24 hours was 5,485 more than the previous day, bringing the total to 17,55,046, according to the health department.
With 8,712 cases, Kolkata accounted for more than a third of Bengal’s Covid infections for the day, compared to 7,337 cases on Saturday. While the North 24 Parganas, which includes several of Kolkata’s satellite towns, including Salt Lake and its infotech and commercial hub, saw 5,053 cases compared to 3,286 the day before.
The industrial districts of Howrah (1,742) and Hooghly (1,276), both near Kolkata, also reported a high number of infections during the day. There were 18 Covid-19-related deaths in this city, bringing the total to 19,901, according to the report.
In Bengal, 8,213 recoveries have been reported since Saturday, though the discharge rate has dropped to 94.42 percent. However, the number of active cases increased by 16,056 to 78,111. According to the bulletin, 71,664 samples were tested in Bengal in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of clinical examinations to 2,18,74,205.
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