Bengal logs 1,501 fresh COVID-19 cases, 27 fatalities

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Kolkata, Jul 1 (PTI) West Bengal reported 1,501 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the tally to 15,01,284, while the death toll climbed to 17,735 with 27 more fatalities, a health department bulletin said.

The state now has 20,170 active cases and 14,63,379 patients have recovered from the disease so far, including 1,889 since Wednesday, it said.

Paschim Medinipur recorded the highest number of 141 fresh cases followed by North 24 Parganas (136), Darjeeling (135) and Kolkata (127).

Altogether, 1,42,72,933 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal, taking into account 54,741 sample tests in the past 24 hours, the bulletin said.

Meanwhile, 1,76,029 people were vaccinated in the state on Thursday, a health department official said. PTI SUS RBT RBT

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