Kolkata, May 9 : With death of 11 more coronavirus patients in the last 24 hours, the death toll due to the disease in West Bengal climbed to 99 on Saturday, a senior government official said.
"Eleven more fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 99, except those 72 comorbidities declared by the death audit committee.
This figure stood at 88 on Friday," West Bengal Home Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay told a press conference at the state secretariat Nabanno here.
He said that as many as 108 news cases had been reported in the last 24 hours from across the state.
With this, the total number of confirmed corona cases reached 1,786 in Bengal
"Altogether, 1,234 corona patients are undergoing treatments in various hospitals," Bandopadhyay said.
As for the return of migrant labourers and pilgrims stuck in other states, the Home Secretary said that the state government is taking necessary steps.