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West Bengal reported 23,467 new Covid cases, 1,312 more than the previous day, and 26 deaths in the past 24 hours, the state health department data shows. The total coronavirus tally in the state has surged to 18,41,050 and the death toll has climbed to 19,985.

The state's active case tally stands at 1,31,553, while the Covid positivity rate is 32.13 per cent, a rise from 30.86 per cent on Wednesday. As many as 8,139 patients also recovered from the infection in the past 24 hours in the state.

Also read: West Bengal reports 22,155 new Covid-19 cases, positivity rate at 30.86%

As many as 22,155 more people had tested positive for Covid-19 across West Bengal on Wednesday. Of this, Kolkata accounted for 7,060 cases.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged pilgrims visiting Gangasagar Mela to strictly follow Covid-19 guidelines and asked her administration not to send too many people to Sagar Island for the annual fair.

She requested the pilgrims not to overcrowd the vehicles to reach Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas, wear double masks and cooperate with the administration, and seek police's help if needed.

With PTI inputs

 

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