Kolkata, Oct 9 (PTI) West Bengal on Friday recorded the highest single-day spike of 3,573 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 2,87,603, as per a bulletin issued by the Health Department.
The toll rose to 5,501 with 62 more deaths, it said.
In the last 24 hours, 3,069 people recovered from COVID-19, following which the discharge rate further slipped to 87.90 per cent.
There are 29,296 active cases in the state at present.
Since Thursday, 42,532 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal, the bulletin said. PTI SCH SOM SOM