Bengal Blames Comorbidity For 87% COVID Deaths Amid Record Spike In Cases

West Bengal has examined over 10 lakh samples for coronavirus to this point (File)


West Bengal reported 2,954 new circumstances of coronavirus – highest ever – and 56 deaths on a day the state chief secretary mentioned that the COVID-19 loss of life price in Bengal stands at 2.2 per cent and that 87 per cent sufferers who died had extreme comorbid circumstances.

Of the 56 deaths, 27 have been from Kolkata alone.

Talking at a press meet addressed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha mentioned in addition to comorbidities, 20 per cent sufferers had come to hospitals too late.

“There isn’t a disaster within the state,” Mr Sinha mentioned.

COVID beds within the state have been elevated to 11,560, of which 39 per cent are vacant. There are over 4,000 sufferers within the hospitals – 1,144 are important, 1,043 are in average situation whereas 1,946 are gentle circumstances. Of the gentle circumstances, 1,134 are in a situation to go house however “have been scared achieve this”,  Mr Sinha mentioned.

The reassurance from the state chief secretary comes at a time when COVID numbers are on a continued upward spiral within the state. Thursday’s tally of latest circumstances is the best ever. COVID deaths that had gone as much as 61 in 24 hours on Wednesday, dipped to 56 deaths in a day on Thursday.

However the rising figures needs to be seen within the context of upper exams, Mr Sinha mentioned.

From about 10,000 pattern testings per day in mid July, the quantity has crossed the 25,000 exams per day on Thursday with 25,224 pattern exams. The entire variety of samples examined crossed the 10 lakh-mark on Wednesday.

“20 per cent of the exams we’re doing is Speedy Antigent take a look at however 80 per cent remains to be RT-PCR, which is the gold normal of testing in line with ICMR,” Mr Sinha mentioned.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made particular point out of the discharge price which stood at 70.34 per cent on Thursday.

“I congratulate all our COVID warriors for this extraordinarily good discharge price,” Ms Banerjee mentioned.

The federal government additionally reiterated helpline numbers which might be already within the public area. The chief secretary mentioned the state will probably be recruiting 500 docs as home workers on the earliest together with 53 docs and 18 lab technicians for the Kolkata Municipal Company.

The recruitment will probably be performed via walk-in interviews as the federal government is in a rush to reinforce the numbers on the earliest.


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