Kolkata, Jun 03 : With the state witnessing the highest number of 396 new confirmed Covid-19 cases as well as the highest number of fatalities of ten on a single day yesterday, this has been a week of spurt in the number of cases in Bengal. The state recorded an average of 300 cases in the past few days everyday with 271 new cases on June 1, 371 on May 31, 317 on May 30, 277 on May 29, 344 on May 28, 183 on May 27 and 193 on May 26. Yesterday while the highest number of 396 people tested positive on a single day taking the total number of confirmed cases to 6168, ten more persons died, taking the total number of COVID19 toll to 263.
Another 72 deaths of COVID-19 positive cases took place due to comorbidity. The number of active cases in the state accounted for 3,423. On Tuesday, 104 more persons were discharged from hospitals, taking the count to 2410 at the rate of 39.04 per cent. Altogether 9,495 samples were tested yesterday taking the total number of samples tested to 2,22,726 with the percentage of positive cases out of the samples tested being 2.77 per cent.
The number of laboratories conducting tests across the state is now 41. In all 8,785 beds have been earmarked in the 69 dedicated Covid-19 hospitals throughout the state with an occupancy rate of 19.2 per cent. Meanwhile, after two months two women of Kalimpong were found Corona positive . They were shifted to Siliguri Covid Hospital. One out of two has travel history as she had returned from Delhi. But another woman has no travel history.
Both are aged, according to the DM, Kalimpong. Following the return of migratory labourers in both East and West Midnapore districts, the number of confirmed cases jumped to 18 new cases in the last few days. While West Midnapore accounted for 12, East Midnapore for six cases. Altogether 65 Corona patients are being treated in Baroma Corona Hospital in Mechogram in East Midnapore. The six newly affected Corona patients in East Midnapore hailed from Moyna, Mahisadal and Haldia blocks, Nitai Chandra Mondal, CMOH, of the district said. Twelve new cases in West Midnapore are from Ghatal, Kharagpore and Salboni blocks,said Girish Chandra Bera, CMOH of the district. Most of the patients are migratory labourers. (UNI)