North 24 Parganas accounted for four deaths, Kolkata for three and Hooghly district for two.
The Mathematics paper in the first half and the Physics-Chemistry paper in the second were of two hours each and the exams passed off smoothly, the official said.
The expert committee will also recommend the government if the exams will be conducted, what will be the mode of conduction and if not, what will be the mode of evaluation criteria for the assessment.
West Bengal on Saturday registered 11,514 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 13,54,956, the bulletin said.
Bengal education minister Bratya Basu on Thursday said this year's state board examinations will be held once the COVID-19 crisis is contained.
She requested Modi to make available adequate number of vaccines for personnel engaged in "priority sectors" without further delay.
The Bengal administration has allowed sale of essential items for three hours amid the shutdown - 7 am to 10 pm.
A 26-year-old resident of Hijuli in the Dhantala police station area was first admitted to the Ranaghat Sub Divisional Hospital with fever and chest pain, his family said.
The TMC dispensation has accused the BJP-led government at the Centre of discrimination over distribution of vaccines, claiming that some states are being given preference at the cost of others.
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Cinema halls are set to reopen in Bengal from October 1 after remaining closed for over six months in the wake of the pandemic.
The 44-year-old woman from Kalimpong in Darjeeling district had recently returned from Chennai, where she had flown for the treatment of her daughter on March 7.