Kolkata, Jul 28: The death toll due to COVID-19 in West Bengal rose to 1,449 on Tuesday as 38 more people succumbed to the disease, as per a state Health Department bulletin.

A total of 2,134 fresh cases pushed the state’s tally to 62,964, it said. There are 19,493 active COVID-19 cases in the state, while 2,105 patients recovered in the last 24 hours. Since Monday, 17,021 samples have been tested in the state for COVID-19, the bulletin said.

Most of the new deaths were reported from the North 24 Parganas district where 18 people lost their lives. Ten people died in Kolkata, four in Howrah (4), and two each in South 24 Parganas and Darjeeling. One death each was reported from Hooghly and Dakshin Dinajpur, the bulletin said.

Kolkata reported most of the new cases with 778 people testing positive for COVID-19, followed by North 24 Parganas (462), South 24 Parganas (178), Howrah (145) and Hooghly (128), it said. So far, 42,022 people have recovered in the state. The discharge rate further improved to 66.74 per cent with the latest recoveries. Among the new deaths was a nurse of the state-run SSKM Hospital, Health Department sources said.

Priyanka Mondal (33) was diagnosed with the coronavirus infection a week ago and was shifted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital for treatment, they said.

Source: PTI