63 new areas added to containment zone list in Bengal
Kolkata : India on Sunday recorded a new peak with 38,902 new positive coronavirus cases, pushing the total tally of COVID 19 infections to 10,77,618, showed the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to the disease rose to 26,816, with 543 fatalities in a day.
The only respite is with the recovery rate as 6,77,422 people have recovered from the virus. Sunday marks the fourth consecutive day when Covid-19 cases in the country have increased by over 30,000.
Bengal is also showing a sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases and the authorities have modified the containment zone list to ensure stop of spread of the infection.
The West Bengal government has added 63 more areas to the list of containment zones in the state, increasing the total number of them to 739, amid the strict lockdown clamped in all these places, a senior official said on Sunday. The number of such zones in Kolkata has increased to 32 from 24, with the metropolis continuing to record the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the state every day, PTI reported him saying.
The number of active cases in Kolkata stood at 5,155 as on Saturday. The state government has recently clubbed containment zones and the buffer zones around them to constitute ‘broad-based’ containment zones.