46 more die due to COVID-19 in Bengal, toll rises to 8,270

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(Eds: With more inputs) Kolkata, Nov 27 (PTI) West Bengal's COVID-19 death toll climbed to 8,270 after 46 more patients succumbed to the virus on Friday, a bulletin released by the health department said.

The coronavirus tally went up to 4,73,987 with 3,489 fresh cases, it said.

The discharge rate improved to 93.06 per cent as 3,496 people recovered from the disease in the past 24 hours. So far, 4,41,100 people have been cured in the state.

The metropolis accounted for the maximum of 16 fatalities, followed by neighbouring North 24 Parganas (12) and South 24 Parganas (3), among others, the bulletin said.

Of the 46 deaths, 39 were primarily due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.

Kolkata also topped the list of fresh cases with 893 infections, North 24 Parganas (858), South 24 Parganas (230), Hooghly (198) and Howrah (150), it said.

West Bengal now has 24,617 active cases.

Since Thursday, 45,127 samples have been tested for COVID-19, taking the total number of such clinical examinations to 57,44,364, the department said. PTI SCH RBT RBT