Bengal reports 863 new COVID-19 cases, 17 more deaths

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Kolkata, Jul 13 (PTI) West Bengal reported 863 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the tally to 15,13,877, while the death toll mounted to 17,944 with 17 more fatalities, the health department said in a bulletin.

The state now has 14,191 active cases and 14,81,742 people have recovered from the disease, it said.

The positivity rate has declined to 1.84 per cent, and the discharge rate improved to 97.88 per cent.

Altogether, 1,48,61,930 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal, including 46,909 since Monday, the bulletin said.

Meanwhile, 2,22,074 people were inoculated in the state on Tuesday, a health department official said. PTI SCH RBT RBT

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