West Bengal’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 30,000-mark on Sunday with file 1,560 new instances reported from totally different elements of the state, in response to a bulletin issued by the well being division.
With the recent infections, the overall variety of instances within the state has risen to 30,013, it stated.
Twenty-six sufferers additionally died, taking the loss of life rely to 932, it added.
At current, there are 10,500 lively instances within the state.
Kolkata accounted for a lot of the newest fatalities at 13, whereas neighbouring South 24 Parganas reported 4.
Three folks died in North 24 Parganas, two every in Howrah and Paschim Medinipur, and one every in Murshidabad and Darjeeling.
Within the final 24 hours, 622 folks recovered from the illness, the bulletin stated.
The metropolis additionally reported the utmost variety of recent instances at 454, adopted by North 24 Parganas (357), South 24 Parganas (161) and Howrah (127).
Malda reported 59 new instances, Jalpaiguri 56, Hooghly and Uttar Dinajpur 54 every.
A complete of 11,709 samples have been examined since Saturday.
The state well being division has determined so as to add 1,000 extra beds for treating COVID-19 sufferers at totally different hospitals in Kolkata and the neighbouring districts of North 24 Parganas, Howrah, South 24 Parganas, and Hooghly, a senior official stated.
The choice was taken following the latest surge in COVID-19 instances within the area.
These beds can be for emergencies and can be prepared for anybody requiring them. It has been determined to extend beds largely within the metropolis and the adjoining districts because the instances of an infection have gone up drastically, the official stated.
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