Bengal reports 175 new COVID-19 cases, one death

  • | Tuesday | 16th August, 2022

Kolkata, Aug 16 (PTI) West Bengal reported 175 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the tally to 21,02,932, a health department bulletin said. The daily positivity rate is 3.48 per cent as 175 new infections were detected out of 5,034 samples tested, it said. The COVID-19 death toll rose to 21,423 as one more person succumbed to the infection, the bulletin said. The state currently has 4,842 active COVID-19 cases while 20,76,667 people have recovered from the disease, including 631 in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 recovery rate now is 98.75 per cent. West Bengal had reported 270 new COVID-19 cases and zero death on Monday. A total of 2,61,50,983 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far, it added. PTI SCH RG RG

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