COVID-19 count rises to 38 in Bengal, 12 recover

Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, April 3 The number of COVID-19 cases went up to 38 in West Bengal on Friday, while nine patients have fully recovered, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

Briefing mediapersons at the state secretariat Nabanna, Banerjee said three persons had recovered from the disease earlier and were discharged from hospital.

“So, the good news is total 12 persons have recovered in Bengal so far”.

Expressing happiness at the development, she said this only shows that most cases can be cured if the patients do not have any comorbidity.

The state chief secretary had on Thursday said there were 34 active COVID-19 cases in the state, while three people have died so far.

Regarding the deaths of four other patients who had tested positive for the deadly virus, Sinha said they had comorbidity. “They were suffering from renal failure or pneumonia or heart problems.”

The chief minister said six members of the family of a woman in Kalimpong who died of the disease have tested positive for the infection.

Sources said all six have now been admitted to the North Bengal Medical College Hospital.

Eight other family members of the deceased are now in quarantine at a government centre in Jalpaiguri district.

Twenty seven others who had come in contact with her have been quarantined in Kalimpong district.

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