KOLKATA: West Bengal reported a record 42 COVID-19 fatalities in a day, which pushed the death toll in the state to 1,332, the health department said on Saturday.
The state registered 2,404 new coronavirus cases, the highest one-day spike, raising the tally to 56,377, it said in a bulletin.
West Bengal now has 19,391 active cases.
Since Friday, at least 2,125 patients have been released from different hospitals following their recovery from the disease, the bulletin said.
A total of 15,628 samples were tested during the same period, it added.