Bengal reports 793 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

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Kolkata, Jul 22 (PTI) West Bengal on Thursday reported 793 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths, the Health Department said in a bulletin.

The state recorded a positivity rate of 1.81 per cent as the new cases were detected after testing 43,809 samples, it said.

There are 12,205 active cases in the state at present.

West Bengal has so far reported 18,040 deaths and 15,21,261 COVID-19 cases.

Kolkata reported four of the latest deaths, while three persons died in the North 24 Parganas district.

In the last 24 hours, 966 people recovered from COVID-19, taking the recovery rate to 98.01 per cent.

So far, 14,91,016 people have recovered from the disease in the state. PTI SUS SOM SOM

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