1,435 new cases of COVID-19 reported in West Bengal


Since Sunday, 10,359 samples have been tested for coronavirus (representational)


Twenty-four other people died from COVID-19 in West Bengal, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 956, the Ministry of Health announced on Monday.

According to the department, 1,435 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in different districts of the state in the past 24 hours, bringing the infection to 31,448.

The number of active cases currently stands at 11,279.

Since Sunday, 10,359 samples have been tested for the virus, while 632 people have been discharged from hospitals after their recovery.

Ten of the most recent deaths have been reported in Kolkata, eight in the districts of North 24 Parganas, two in Howrah and Hooghly and one in the districts of South 24 Parganas and Paschim Medinipore.

Kolkata, with 418 new cases, continued to experience the highest number of infections in one day, followed by North 24 Parganas and Howrah with 363 and 168 new cases, respectively.

South 24 Parganas reported 95 new cases, while 73 were recorded in Darjeeling, 56 in Malda and 49 cases were recorded in Purba Burdwan.

The state’s recovery rate fell to 61.09%.

Debdutta Ray, a senior deputy magistrate in the Hooghly district, died of COVID-19 in a private hospital in Sreerampore. She had tested positive last week.


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