230 new Covid cases in WB, positivity at 5-month high

Fresh Covid cases in Bengal surged above 200 on Wednesday after three and a half months with 230 cases in 24 hours along with a death. The number has jumped almost six times higher in about a fortnight. The hospital occupancy, however, remains lower. The positivity rate also touched 2.89% on Wednesday - an all-time high after February 7. On Tuesday, it was 1.85%. Sources at the health department said the transmission rate is likely to go up further and said it was time for all to mask up and take the vaccine. Health experts fear hospital requirement will also rise. In fact, on Wednesday, 30 patients were under hospital care, eight more than on Tuesday.

230 new Covid cases in WB, positivity at 5-month high
Fresh Covid cases in Bengal surged above 200 on Wednesday after three and a half months with 230 cases in 24 hours along with a death. The number has jumped almost six times higher in about a fortnight. The hospital occupancy, however, remains lower. The positivity rate also touched 2.89% on Wednesday - an all-time high after February 7. On Tuesday, it was 1.85%. Sources at the health department said the transmission rate is likely to go up further and said it was time for all to mask up and take the vaccine. Health experts fear hospital requirement will also rise. In fact, on Wednesday, 30 patients were under hospital care, eight more than on Tuesday.