West Bengal reports record 3,865 new Covid-19 cases1 min read . Updated: 17 Oct 2020, 10:09 PM IST
- The death toll rose to 5,992 after 61 more people succumbed to the infection, it said
West Bengal's COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,17,053 on Saturday with its highest single-day spike of 3,865 fresh cases, the health department said in a bulletin.
The death toll rose to 5,992 after 61 more people succumbed to the infection, it said.
At least 3,183 people recovered from the disease since Friday, it said, adding that the discharge rate currently stands at 87.66 per cent.
West Bengal now has 33,121 active cases.
In the last 24 hours, 43,428 samples have been tested, the bulletin added.
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