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West Bengal logs 853 new Covid-19 cases and 15 fatalities

The state's covid-19 tally surged to 16,00,732

West Bengal | Coronavirus | Coronavirus Vaccine

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a visitor at a vaccination centre in Kolkata on October 22, 2021. (PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra)
The state now has 7,945 active Covid-19 cases

West Bengal's COVID-19 tally surged to 16,00,732 as the state reported 853 new infections on Wednesday, 65 more than the previous day, a health department bulletin said.

Of the 853 new cases, the city reported 227 cases and neighbouring North 24 Parganas district 153, it said.

Fifteen new fatalities pushed the COVID-19 death toll to 19,267.

had reported 788 COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths on Tuesday.

The state now has 7,945 active COVID-19 cases, while 15,73,520 people have recovered from the disease, including 809 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate now is 98.30 per cent and the fatality rate is 1.20 per cent.

Since Tuesday, 42,113 samples were tested in Bengal for COVID-19 taking the total number of such tests to 1,95,72,879.

A total of 8,29,63,424 beneficiaries have been administered COVID-19 vaccine so far, including 4,50,473 on Wednesday, it added.

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First Published: Thu, November 11 2021. 01:35 IST