Bengal's COVID-19 toll rises to 7,714, caseload climbs to

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4,34,563 (Eds: With more inputs) Kolkata, Nov 16 (PTI) The COVID-19 toll in West Bengal mounted to 7,714 on Monday with 53 more people succumbing to the virus, a bulletin released by the health department said.

With 3,012 fresh cases, the state's coronavirus tally climbed to 4,34,563, it said.

The discharge rate in West Bengal, however, rose to 91.81 per cent with 4,376 people recovering from the disease since Sunday.

The percentage of positive cases out of samples tested stood at 8.27 per cent, the bulletin said.

In the last 24 hours, 38,127 samples have been tested in West Bengal, and the number of active cases stood at 27,897, it added.

Kolkata and North 24 Parganas district accounted for the maximum of 14 deaths each, followed by Howrah (8), Nadia (4) and South 24 Parganas (4), according to the bulletin.

The metropolis also recorded the highest number of fresh cases (728), while 718 people contracted the virus in neighbouring North 24 Parganas.

The other districts that registered three-digit cases were South 24 Parganas (279), Hooghly (264), Nadia (251), Howrah (237), Darjeeling (173), Paschim Medinipur (169), Jalpaiguri (146), Purba Medinipur (145), Coochbehar (139) and Murshidabad (117), it said.

Altogether, the state has tested 52,56,924 samples for COVID-19 thus far. PTI AMR RBT RBT