COVID-19 cases rise to 1.56 lakh; death toll touches 3,126


West Bengal on Saturday registered 3,012 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total case tally in the State to 1,56,766. It also recorded 53 fatalities in 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 3,126.

However, recoveries outweighed cases with 3,312 more people being discharged in the State on Saturday. With a total of 1,27,644 recovered patients, West Bengal’s recovery rate increased to 81.42% while the number active cases currently stand at 25,996.

Of the 53 new deaths, 12 were recorded in Kolkata and eight in North 24 Parganas. Howrah, meanwhile, reported seven deaths. Kolkata also saw 470 new cases in 24 hours while North 24 Parganas saw 463 fresh cases.

A total of 43,232 samples were tested in 24 hours.

Question on lockdown

Meanwhile, with the announcement of Unlock 4.0 by the Ministry of Home Affairs where the Centre’s consent is required for imposing a complete lockdown across the State, questions are being raised on the three assigned days of total lockdown in the State in September.

The State government had announced a lockdown on September 7, 11 and 12. The Trinamool Congress leadership said the Centre is imposing its rules on the State without any consultation.

Party MP Santanu Sen said that COVID-19 situation in West Bengal is not similar to other States so the Centre should have taken the State government into confidence before announcing such measures.

(With PTI inputs)

You have reached your limit for free articles this month.

To get full access, please subscribe.

Already have an account ? Sign in

Show Less Plan

Subscription Benefits Include

Today’s Paper

Find mobile-friendly version of articles from the day’s newspaper in one easy-to-read list.

Faster pages

Move smoothly between articles as our pages load instantly.

Unlimited Access

Enjoy reading as many articles as you wish without any limitations.


A one-stop-shop for seeing the latest updates, and managing your preferences.

Personalised recommendations

A select list of articles that match your interests and tastes.


We brief you on the latest and most important developments, three times a day.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.

Source link