(Eds: Adding details) Kolkata, Oct 16 (PTI) West Bengal on Friday reported the highest single-day spike of 3,771 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 3,13,188, according to a bulletin issued by the Health Department.
The state's toll rose to 5,931 after 61 more people died due to the disease, it said.
In the last 24 hours, 3,194 people recovered from the disease, it added.
There are 32,500 active cases in the state at present.
Since Thursday, 43,227 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in West Bengal, the bulletin said.
So far, 2,74,757 people have been recovered from COVID-19 in the state.
North 24 Parganas accounted for 19 of the latest fatalities, followed by Kolkata (13) and Howrah (five), the bulletin said.
Of the 61 deaths, 50 people died due to the comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, it said.
Kolkata reported 781 new cases while North 24 Parganas recorded 758, South 24 Parganas 247 and Howrah 230, it said.
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