West Bengal: Record 2,589 cases, 48 deaths damage gains in healing rate


By: Express News Service|Kolkata |

Upgraded: August 2, 2020 6: 39: 53 am

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August started off on a bad note for West Bengal as it reported a record 2,589 brand-new Covid-19 cases, and the greatest single-day spike in fatalities with 48 deaths. The state’s caseload increased to 72,777, while its toll rose to 1,629 even as the recovery rate neared 70 per cent.

The pandemic epicentre in South Bengal– consisting of the districts of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly– taped 41 of the deaths, and over 70 per cent of the brand-new cases. Two deaths each took place in Uttar Dinajpur and Purba Medinipur districts, while one each was reported from Murshidabad, Nadia, and Jalpaiguri.

Two cases were discovered in Jhargram district, which had last reported an infection on July 15.

In North Bengal, the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) extended the lockdown in municipality locations in its jurisdiction by 7 days. Darjeeling district has the highest active caseload, 658, outside the epicentre.

The health department data revealed that the increase in healing rate and testing numbers advanced Saturday, offering some relief to the health authorities. With the release of a record 2,143 patients– the 8th straight day of 2,000- plus healings– the discharge rate increased to 69.41 per cent, well above the nationwide healing rate of 65.4 percent. The cumulative number of healings likewise crossed 50,000 to settle at 50,517

According to the health bulletin, in which figures are updated till 9 am, 20,065 samples were tested in 24 hours.

The state administration provided a brand-new set of standards for dealing with Covid-19 clients with comorbidities, use of repurposed drugs, and post-discharge care. The objective of the standards is to guarantee harmony in the treatment of clients, according to authorities.

Nabanna closed till Tuesday

State secretariat Nabanna will stay closed on Monday and Tuesday as it will be completely sanitised after a sub-inspector posted there checked favorable. The SI was published in the Chief Minister’s Office on the 14 th flooring, said an officer.

With PTI inputs

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