So far 5 people have died in West Bengal.
However, if Union health ministry data updated on Thursday morning showed that Bengal has had a total of 103 cases, and if 16 people have been discharged and 5 people have died then then the state has 82 active cases.
However, according to news agency PTI, which has been keeping its own tally, the numbers match that of what the West Bengal government has said.
The chief minister, meanwhile, also hinted at a lockdown extension.
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Number of cases
Banerjee said that of the 71 active cases in the state, 61 are from 11 families and it proves that they did not maintain social distancing norms, she said.
According to PTI, the chief minister said that 30 doctors, five nurses and four technicians of Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, who were kept in a quarantine centre after coming in contact with a COVID-19 patient who died at the hospital, tested negative for the infection.
“It’s a sigh of relief that they tested negative. I was tensed that so many doctors were quarantined,” she said.
Hint At Lockdown Extension
The chief minister requested the people of the state to adjust to the difficulties of an extended lockdown.
The Telegraph quoted her as saying, “Remember… since the lockdown was announced, from that day, up to 49 days… till May 19…. If that time period, we can do it well despite a little difficulty, then…. I have to prioritise the fight against Covid-19, that is...