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West Bengal reports 3,161 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 1,99,493

In the past 24 hours, the highest single-day 47,131 samples have been tested in West Bengal, the bulletin said.

Published: 12th September 2020 10:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2020 10:07 PM   |  A+A-

Kolkata medics, Kolkata covid cases

Medics wearing PPE kit prepare to collect samples for COVID-19 rapid antigen test. (File Photo | PTI)

By PTI

KOLKATA: West Bengal's COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,887 on Saturday after 59 more patients succumbed to the virus, even as 3,161 fresh cases pushed the tally to 1,99,493, the health department said in a bulletin.

Since Friday, 3,042 people recovered from the disease, improving the discharge rate, which stood at 86.26 percent.

The state now has 23,521 active cases, it said.

In the past 24 hours, the highest single-day 47,131 samples have been tested in West Bengal, the bulletin said.

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