(Eds: Adding details) Kolkata, Oct 13 (PTI) West Bengal's COVID-19 tally crossed the 3-lakh mark on Tuesday as the state reported the highest single-day spike of 3,631 new cases, as per a bulletin issued by the Health Department.
The state also reported 62 more deaths, following which the toll rose to 5,744, it said.
West Bengal has so far reported 3,02,020 COVID-19 cases.
In the last 24 hours, 3,185 people recovered from the disease and the discharge rate was at 87.84 per cent.
There are 30,988 active cases in the state at present.
Since Monday, 42,237 samples were tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal, the bulletin stated.
So far, 2,65,288 people have recovered from the disease in the state, it said.
Among the lateste fatalities, 18 people died in Kolkata, while 14 deaths were reported from the neighbouring North 24 Parganas district.
Forty-nine of the latest deaths were due to the comorbidities and COVID-19 was incidental, the bulletin said.
The highest 756 new cases were recorded in the North 24 Parganas district and Kolkata reported 728 cases.
So far, West Bengal has tested 37.75 lakh samples for COVID-19.
The West Bengal Clinical Regulatory Commission, following a request from the state government, fixed Rs 3,000 as ambulance charges for transportation of COVID-19 patients, considering the distance of transportation, officials said.
The commission also requested the private hospitals to provide the return service free of cost as a 'goodwill gesture' to those patients. PTI SCH SOM SOM