9,001 new COVID-19 cases in just a week in Bengal, discharge rate drops to 60.69%

The number of new Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has now gone up to more than 1,285 on an average in the past seven days, with 1,390 new cases reported on Tuesday, July 14.

With such a high number of new cases being reported per day, and the number of discharged patients more or less remaining the same, the discharge rate has gone down to 60.69 per cent now. West Bengal had an impressive, over 66 per cent discharge rate less than two weeks ago.

One of the reasons for the number of new cases reported per day going up is due to the increased number of tests being done across the state – which has gone up from 8,000 per day to over 11,000 or above over the past few weeks, said a state health department official.

On July 13, the number of new cases in the state was 1,435 new cases. On July 12, there were 1,560 new cases and on July 11, there were 1,344 new cases. On July 10, the number of new cases on July 10 was 1,198. On July 9, there were 1,088 new cases and another 986 cases were reported on July 8.

In the past 24 hours, the total number of cases in West Bengal has gone up to 32,838, with 980 deaths reported so far (including 24 deaths in the last 24 hours). Currently, there are 11,927 active COVID-19 cases (as on July 14), and the number of samples tested on July 14 was 11,927.

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