COVID surge: WB registers record 107 deaths in a day, 17,639 new cases

COVID surge: WB registers record 107 deaths in a day, 17,639 new cases

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Kolkata, May 4 (PTI) West Bengal on Tuesday reported
its highest single-day deaths of 107 COVID patients taking the
toll to 11,744, the health department said in a bulletin.

The tally also went up to 8,98,533 after the state
recorded its highest one-day spike of 17,639 cases, it said.

In the last 24 hours, 16,547 patients recovered from
the disease, taking the total number of cured people to

The number of active cases has risen to 1,20,946, the
bulletin added.

Out of the 107 deaths, 53 were due to comorbidities
where COVID-19 was incidental.
North 24 Parganas district and Kolkata reported 33 and
31 fresh fatalities respectively. The remaining deaths were
registered in several other districts.
The 17,639 fresh positive cases included 3,954 from
North 24 Parganas district and 3,914 from Kolkata, the
bulletin said.

Since Monday, 57,748 samples were tested in West
Bengal for the virus, taking the total number of such tests to

The total number of people inoculated in West Bengal
on Tuesday was 1,34,819.

The inoculation process for people belonging to the
18-44 years age bracket started at two private hospitals in
Kolkata on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the state health department dismissed
rumors regarding the shortage of Remdesisir and said that
companies “should allocate the drug to clinical establishments
on the basis of CCU bed strength and the rate of occupancy

Companies would not be able to sell them to
individuals against any doctor”s prescription, the department
said issuing a similar advisory for the usage of Tocilizumab
drug. PTI SCH

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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