Bengal logs record recovery of 4,085 COVID patients

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(Eds: Adds details) Kolkata, Nov 2 (PTI) West Bengal on Monday reported the highest single-day recovery of 4,085 COVID-19 patients, taking the total number of cured people to 3,38,075, the health department said in a bulletin.

The discharge rate is now 88.59 per cent.

The death toll mounted to 6,957 after 57 more people succumbed to the disease.

The bulletin said that 3,957 people tested positive for the infection pushing the tally to 3,81,608.

The number of active cases currently is 36,576.

Of the fresh fatalities, 13 each were reported from Kolkata and North 24 Parganas district and seven in Howrah, the bulletin said.

The remaining deaths were recorded in several other districts.

Out of the 57 deaths, 43 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.

The new 3,957 positive cases included 882 from the metropolis and 876 from North 24 Parganas.

In the last 24 hours, 43,237 samples were tested for coronavirus in the state.

Meanwhile, around 20 doctors and 26 nurses of the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus in the past few days, a senior official of the health department said.

Of them, the condition of two doctors, admitted at the COVID ward of the same hospital, was serious, he said.

'Six nurses are undergoing treatment at the hospital while others are in home isolation,' the official added. PTI SCH NN NN