Bengal reports highest one-day spike of 10,784 COVID-19 cases, 58 more fatalities

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Kolkata, Apr 21 (PTI) West Bengal on Wednesday registered its highest single-day spike of 10,784 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the state to 6,88,956, the health department said in a bulletin.

The death toll also rose to 10,710 after 58 fresh fatalities were reported.

In the last 24 hours, 5,616 patients were cured of the disease in the state, and the recovery rate stands at 89.23 per cent.

West Bengal now has 63,496 active cases, the bulletin said.

Since Tuesday, 50,014 samples have been tested for coronavirus, it added. PTI PNT BDC BDC