Bengal reports 2788 new COVID 19 cases 58 fresh fatalities

  • | Saturday | 19th June, 2021

Kolkata: West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rose to 14,77,037 on Friday as 2,788 more people tested positive for the infection, while 58 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 17,240, a health bulletin said. North 24 Parganas district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 388 followed by Kolkata (287), Purba Medinipur (265) and Darjeeling (240). North 24 Parganas also recorded the highest number of fresh fatalities at 15, followed by Kolkata (11) and Nadia and Jalpaiguri (six each). A total of 1.35 crore samples have been tested in the state so far, in which the positivity rate was 5.04 per cent, it said. The state has thus far vaccinated over 1.86 crore people, including 2.02 lakh on Friday.

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