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Bengal Reports Record 20,377 New COVID-19 Cases, 135 More Deaths

Mumbai: The Health Department said in the Bulletin that West Bengal on Wednesday recorded its highest one-day spike in 20,377 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 10,53,117.

Saying that the death toll rose to 12,728 as 135 more died due to the disease, stating that 55 of them died due to comorbidities, where COVID-19 was accidental.

The maximum number of 4,091 cases were registered in North 24 Parganas district, followed by 3,989 in Kolkata, 1,256 in Howrah, 1,206 in Hooghly and 1,149 in South 24 Parganas.

Kolkata had the highest number of 44 deaths, while North 24 Parganas recorded 27 COVID deaths.

In the last 24 hours, at least 19,231 people have been cured of the disease, taking the total number to 9,11,705.

The discharge rate in coronavirus patients in the state is 86.57 per cent.

The bulletin states that there are now 1,28,684 active cases in West Bengal.

Since Tuesday, at least 69,874 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, with the total number of such clinical examinations being 1,11,68,943.

In total, 1,64,304 people were vaccinated during the day in West Bengal and two cases of adverse event occurred after vaccination.

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