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28 Jul 2021, 02:50 HRS IST
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  • Bengal reports 53 more COVID deaths, 3,639 new cases

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Kolkata, Nov 21 (PTI)
The COVID-19 death toll in West Bengal rose to 7,976 after 53 more people succumbed to the disease on Saturday, the state health department said in a bulletin.

It said that 3,639 new cases of infection took the tally to 4,52,270.

Since Friday, 3,794 recoveries from the disease were reported and the discharge rate in the state now is 92.63 per cent. Altogether 4,19,403 people have been cured of COVID-19 till date.

The number of active cases stood at 25,391, the bulletin said.

It said that 19 of the fresh fatalities were reported from North 24 Parganas district and nine from Kolkata. The other casualties were registered in various other districts.

Of the 53 deaths reported on Saturday, 45 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.

The 3,639 new cases included 890 from the metropolis and 842 from North 24 Parganas.

In the last 24 hours, 44,208 samples were tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal, taking the total number of such tests to 54,78,311.

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