Highest single day spike of 624 COVID 19 cases in West Bengal 14 more die

  • | Tuesday | 30th June, 2020

Kolkata: West Bengal recorded the highest single-day spike of 624 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the state's tally to 17,907, while 14 more people succumbed to the disease raising the death toll to 653, a health bulletin said. Six of the deaths were reported from Kolkata, three from Howrah, two from North 24 Parganas and one each from South 24 Parganas, Paschim Medinipore and Hooghly districts. Of the 624 fresh infections, 180 were from the city, followed by 121 in North 24 Parganas, 95 in Howrah, 76 in South 24 Parganas and 38 in Hooghly. The state broke its own record of the highest single- day spike of 572 cases set on Sunday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the number of infections were consistently highest in Kolkata as COVID-19 patients from all over the state are getting treated at different hospitals here.

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