Bengal corona death toll now 22, active cases up to 522

Kolkata, April 28 : With two more deaths confirmed by a panel of experts as due to Covid 19, the number of coronavirus fatalities in West Bengal rose to 22 on Tuesday, while the active cases increased to 522, a senior official said.

"The death audit committee has declared that two more patients have expired due to Covid 19, taking the toll due to the disease in the state to 22," chief secretary Rajiva Sinha told mediapersons at the state secretariat Nabanna.

Sinha said over the past 24 hours, 28 fresh cases have been detected, while ten patients were discharged from hospital after recovering fully.

"So the number of active cases in the state now stands at 522.

The number of people tested for the virus over the past 24 hours is 1,180, taking the total count to 13,223," he said.

So far, 119 patients have been discharged from the state since the outbreak of the pandemic.

According to the top bureaucrat, all the fresh cases were received from five districts.

While Kolkata, Howrah and 24 Parganas North accounted for 75 per cent of the cases, the remaining cases came from Hooghly and 24 Parganas South.



Source: IANS