Bengal COVID tally breaches 75000 mark with 2739 new cases record 49 deaths reported
| Monday | 3rd August, 2020
The state also reported the highest single-day spike of 2,739 fresh cases, which pushed the tally to 75,516, the department said in a bulletin.
It said that 45 of the fresh fatalities were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.
Of the 49 fresh fatalities, Kolkata accounted for 20, the highest in the city in a day so far.
The bulletin said that 14 deaths were also reported from North 24 Parganas, seven from Howrah, two each from South 24 Parganas, Paschim Bardhaman and Malda, and one each from Paschim Medinipur and Darjeeling districts.
The city also registered 709 new cases, followed by North 24 Parganas (586), Howrah (245), Darjeeling (150), South 24 Parganas (147), Malda (99) and Hooghly (77).