Wed. Jun 3rd, 2020

Covid 19 death toll in Bengal jumps to 178 with 6 more deaths

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Kolkata, 20 May(HS): As six more Covid -19 patients died in West Bengal during the last 24 hours taking the death toll to 178.

In the same period, 136 more people tested positive of Coronavirus, taking the total to 2,961 from 2,825 yesterday, the latest medical bulletin said.

The number of those who have lost their lives from different comorbidities during the last few days remained stagnant at 72 for the past about a fortnight, the total number of deaths since the outbreak of the killer disease has now touched the figure of 250(178 plus 72).

Of all the 6 Covid-19 deaths since yesterday, 5 were in Kolkata alone as it also has the maximum number of those affected during the same time, the bulletin said and expressed concern at the changing scenario of the present grim situation.

Most of the other people who also reportedly tested positive were from the Red zones of North 24 Parganas, Howrah, South Parganas, Hooghly and Nadia districts.

68 Corona positive patients recovered and were discharged from different hospitals today, their total number has now gone up to 1,074 so far and the rate of recovery of Corona patients has gone up to 35.8 per cent against the National average of around 37 per cent, the Medical bulletin claimed.

However, it said, among the 136 additional people tested positive today, the highest  95 were from Kolkata alone, followed by others from Howrah (33), North and South 24 Parganas (14 each), Midnapore (5), Hooghly(3) and Nadia (2) districts.

Referring to the total number of active Covid 19 patients being treated in different government hospitals, the bulletin said it now stood at 1,637 as on today with about 12 per cent jump in their numbers in one day.

So far 32,112 people went home from government quarantine facilities and another 86,952 were discharged from over 9,000 Home quarantine facilities, the bulletin said.

After ramping up the testing efforts of suspected and asymptomatic patients, as many as 8,712 tests were conducted in West Bengal during the last 24 hours taking their total number to over 93,570 so far.

About the supply of Medical kits, the bulletin reiterated that so far  8.48 lakh PPEs, 3.8 lakhs N95 masks, 26.2 lakhs other masks and over 1.32 lakh litres of hand sanitizers had been provided to different hospitals and other health centres to help fight the disease.