The West Bengal authorities on Friday stated that 12 extra individuals examined constructive for coronavirus within the state and three extra sufferers recovered, taking the entire variety of energetic circumstances within the state to 89. The authorities additionally stated that it has been sustaining “correct format of the information of coronavirus circumstances within the state and sending them to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare amid criticism from sure quarters.
Briefing the mediapersons right here, Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha stated: “Yesterday the number of active cases was 80. Today, it increased to 89. Twelve more people tested positive and at the same time three more persons were released from hospital following their recovery. So, the number of active cases is 92 minus three 89.”
With this the entire variety of confirmed circumstances within the state reached 116, together with 89 energetic circumstances, 22 restoration and 5 deaths.
On reviews of Kolkata Muncipal Corporation (KMC) claiming that the entire variety of deaths from coronavirus was 10, Sinha stated: “The death toll due to COVID-19 still is five. Some sections questioned this number. We want to make it clear that for every death, we are sending the report to our audit committee. After investigation, the committee is certifying us whether the person died of COVID-19 or any other complication or any other co-morbidity.”
“KMC is not authorised to say the cause of the death. They only issue death certificates,” he added.
Amid a row over the variety of deaths from coronavirus, the federal government has earlier shaped a five-member professional panel, comprising high docs, to certify coronavirus loss of life within the state.
Convener of the advisory committee, Dr Abhijit Chowdhury stated, “The increase rate of positive cases of coronavirus is decreasing. The curve of this rate has become static, which is good. But we are not complacent. We are ready for any situation.”
The authorities, in the meantime, stated that 2,095 individuals have been examined for coronavirus and 4,830 persons are in authorities quarantine, whereas 44,474 individuals underneath house quarantine.
Sinha stated, “Like the central government, we are also segregating areas as hotspots, clusters and blocks after studying the infection nature of COVVID-19 patients.”