West Bengal's COVID-19 toll mounts to 10,195, over 12,700 inoculated

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Kolkata, Feb 3 (PTI) The COVID-19 toll in West Bengal climbed to 10,195 on Wednesday after seven more patients succumbed to the virus, the health department said.

The coronavirus tally rose to 5,70,581 with 201 fresh cases, it said in a bulletin.

The state now has 5,196 active cases, while 5,55,190 people have recovered from the disease.

North 24 Parganas district accounted for three deaths, while two fatalities each were reported from Kolkata and neighbouring Hooghly district, the bulletin said.

Out of the seven deaths, six were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, it said.

Since Tuesday, 21,812 samples have been tested, taking the total number of such clinical examinations to 80,58,141.

Meanwhile, at least 12,725 people were administered COVID-19 vaccines at 350 sites across West Bengal, a senior official of the health department said.

'The CoWIN portal continued to be patchy, hampering the vaccination programme. At least 40-45 people could not get the shots as their names were missing from the portal,' he added. PTI SCHWB- RBT RBT