Cases up by five to eight times compared to last year; experts blame massive political campaigns for the spike
Infections up by 9.5% in state, highest test positivity rate in Kokata; 1,800% jump in U’khand active cases
CM Mamata was speaking at the inauguration of the 26th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival 2021 via video conference on Friday.
The Centre has asked four states recording a surge in COVID-19 cases -- Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Bengal -- to maintain a strict vigil.
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.