(Eds: Updating with more inputs)
Kolkata, Nov 21 (PTI) The COVID-19 death toll in West
Bengal rose to 7,976 after 53 more people succumbed to the
disease on Saturday, the state health department said in a
It said that 3,639 new cases of infection took the
tally to 4,52,270.
Since Friday, 3,794 recoveries from the disease were
reported and the discharge rate in the state now is 92.63 per
cent. Altogether 4,19,403 people have been cured of COVID-19
The number of active cases stood at 25,391, the
It said that 19 of the fresh fatalities were reported
from North 24 Parganas district and nine from Kolkata. The
other casualties were registered in various other districts.
Of the 53 deaths reported on Saturday, 45 were due to
comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.
The 3,639 new cases included 890 from the metropolis
and 842 from North 24 Parganas.
In the last 24 hours, 44,208 samples were tested for
COVID-19 in West Bengal, taking the total number of such tests
to 54,78,311. PTI SCH