Covid toll touches 253 in Bengal; 271 new cases
West Bengal

Covid toll touches 253 in Bengal; 271 new cases

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Kolkata, Jun 01 : Bengal on Monday witnessed 271 new confirmed cases, while the toll rose to 253 with eight more deaths. The toll due to Covid-19 in Bengal touched 253 and confirmed cases rose to 5772 in the state with 271 more cases. While total confirmed cases touched 5772 in the state, the count of active cases accounted for 3141, according to a State Health Department bulletin here.

Altogether 41 testing laboratories in the state are conducting tests for Covid-19, it stated. While 253 people died of Covid-19, 72 passed away due to Comorbidity. Altogether 2306 people have been discharged so far, while the total number of samples tested accounted for 2,13,231. Meanwhile, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today expressed concern over the "upward graph" of Covid-19 positive cases in the state after Health department's latest bulletin showed 371 new positives cases on a single day and eight casualties on Sunday.

" Only yesterday the state touched 371 the highest Covid +ve number. All this staggering is secondary fudging of data. This does good to none, " Mr Dhankar said on his Twitter account on Monday. " Hoodwinking never pays in a crisis. Real time data is the essence of awareness of people who need to be more careful in the Un-Lockdown period, " Mr Dhankar maintained. Mr Dhankar also sought information from TMC spokesperson and MP Derek O Brien, saying " as to how many results of test reports are pending as he is social media spokesperson @ Mamta Official." " I put this figure over 40,000 to the Chief Secretary. Awfully worrisome scenario. Such a long delay in test results defeats the purpose of testing, " Mr Dhankar said. " Bengal has conducted over 2 lakh tests, discharge rate 39% Today's daily update on COVID from Bengal," Derek O'Brien Tweeted on Sunday.

Derek O'Brien said " Yes, @jdhankhar1 Ji, we know about the worrisome state of affairs at @BJP4Bengal with MPs & politicians orchestrating ‘remote-controlled' targeting of Hon’ble @MamataOfficial when things are in shambles in Guj & MP, where that party has been ruling for so long and still failing." (UNI)