Bengal records 2,839 new Covid-19 cases, six deaths; positivity rate at 18.05%



West Bengal’s COVID-19 tally rose to 20,68,199 on Saturday as 2,839 more people tested positive for the infection, while six new deaths took the toll to 21,271, according to a health report.

The state had recorded 3,067 cases on Friday, 3,029 on Thursday and 2,979 on Wednesday.

The daily positivity rate improved slightly to 18.05% from 19.54% the previous day as 15,728 samples were tested for COVID-19.

The new infections pushed the number of active cases to 30,613 even as 2,263 more people were cured of the disease.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi held a high-level meeting with senior officials including DMs, SPs and CMOHs from all districts following the rising number of COVID-19 cases.

District administrations have been instructed to organize camps to provide booster doses to beneficiaries and ensure COVID-appropriate behavior among people, an official said.

They were asked to raise awareness about the need for a booster dose and to make surprise visits to markets to check if COVID standards were being met, he added.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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