COVID-19: discharge rate in West Bengal crosses 65%, with 488 patients discharged in the last 24 hours

The discharge rate of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in West Bengal has gone up to 65.12 per cent till Thursday, June 25. This is the highest discharge rate for Bengal so far and certainly among the best in the country. Till June 25, the total number of patients discharged was 10,190 in Bengal, with 488 patients discharged in the past 24 hours.

The number of tests conducted till June 25 was 4,39,258 with 9,494 tests done on that day. Number of deaths in Bengal is now 606, with 15 deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of new cases in the state continues to be over 400 every day – the way it has been nearly every day from the beginning of June: on June 25, the number of new COVID-19 cases in the state was 475.

On Wednesday, June 24, the discharge rate was 63.94 per cent, with 15,173 total cases (active cases 4,880). The total number of discharged patients was 9,702 with 484 patients released in 24 hours. Till Wednesday, the total number of deaths was 591, with 11 more deaths in 24 hours from that day. The number of tests done till June 24 was 4,29,766.

According to an official, the number of discharged patients is exceeding the number of new cases and deaths every day with both the latter figures being more or less constant over the past few days. The number of tests done every day has also remained constant, around 10,000 per day. As a result of all of these factors, the discharge rate is showing huge improvement every day.

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