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Bengal: Recovery rate inches towards 87% despite 3,188 new cases

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |

September 20, 2020 4:09:30 am





Amongst the districts, over half of Saturday’s cases have been reported from the pandemic epicentre of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly. These 5 districts additionally reported 41 fatalities. (Representational)

West Bengal on Saturday reported 3,188 Covid-19 cases as the whole case depend went as much as 2,21,960. According to the well being bulletin, 56 deaths in 24 hours drove up the toll to 4,298.

However, the discharge of two,993 sufferers pushed up the state’s recovery rate to 86.96 per cent. Overall, 1,93,014 folks have recovered from the illness. Amongst the ten states with essentially the most cases, solely Bihar and Tamil Nadu have higher discharge charges. On Saturday, West Bengal’s energetic caseload stood at 24,648.



Amongst the districts, over half of Saturday’s cases have been reported from the pandemic epicentre of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly. These 5 districts additionally reported 41 fatalities.

Four deaths have been reported from the districts of Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur. While the previous has an energetic caseload of 1,166, energetic cases in Paschim Medinipur dropped by 34 to 1,721. The scenario in Paschim Bardhaman, the place energetic cases had surged previous 1,000 over per week in the past, the scenario remained steady because the variety of sufferers got here right down to 917.

Up in North Bengal, the scenario stored deteriorating in Malda after a interval of sustained recovery. It now has 609 energetic cases. On Saturday, Dakshin Dinajpur was the one one of many eight districts within the area to register a decline in energetic cases. Darjeeling now has essentially the most sufferers with 842. The area additionally recorded seven deaths, with solely Jalpaiguri not reporting any fatality.

Meanwhile, the well being bulletin, wherein figures are up to date until 9 am, reported that 45,563 checks have been carried out in 24 hours. The take a look at positivity rate declined marginally to settle at 8.09 per cent. Till date, 27,44,862 checks have been carried out within the state.

According to the well being division, 2,465 individuals are nonetheless in authorities quarantine whereas 75,201 individuals are remoted at dwelling. There are 1,605 folks in protected properties.

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