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Two more die of COVID-19 in Bengal, taking state toll to 12

During the same period, 23 fresh coronavirus infections were reported from different parts of the state, taking the number of cases to 233.

Published: 18th April 2020 06:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th April 2020 06:44 PM   |  A+A-

Health officials dressed in protective suits and masks at NRS hospital during a government-imposed lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Kolkata

For representational purposes (File photo| ANI)

By PTI

KOLKATA: Two more persons died of coronavirus in West Bengal in the last 24 hours, taking the toll in the state to 12, a top government official said on Saturday.

During the same period, 23 fresh coronavirus infections were reported from different parts of the state, taking the number of cases to 233, Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha said.

The Union health ministry, however, put the total number of cases in the state at 287.

At present, there are 178 active cases in the state, Sinha said.

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