BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Eleven more people have died in Bengal from coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Chief secretary Rajiva Sinha, briefing reporters said that the infection count has also gone up to 1,259.
Out of the total 1,000-plus infections, 908 patients are undergoing treatment at different COVID-19 hospitals in the state. The number of people who have recovered from the virus has also gone up considerably with 60 patients released from MR Bangur hospital on Monday.
The testing figure has also gone up considerably, Sinha said, with 25,115 people have been tested so far. And 4,860 people have been kept in state quarantine centres. The figure for home quarantine is now 5,755.
“We have seen that in average, only 3 persons have died who are found to be positive in every 20 lakh of the population. Whereas only 14 persons in every 10 lakhs are found to be corona positive in the state,” the chief secretary said.
On the delay and irregularities in the health bulletin issued in the last two/three days, Sinha said that there were some confusions while getting data from private hospitals.
He added that some restrictions have been withdrawn from Monday. But the kind of guidelines given by Centre may harm Bengal, so the state government has issued its own guidelines. Public buses, he said, will operate only in the green zones, but will only carry 20 persons.
Shopping malls and salons will remain shut but sweetmeat shops will be allowed to carry on business from 10 am till 6 pm. Not more than five persons will be allowed at a time inside the shops.
Private offices can start working with only 25 per cent work force in the green zones.