Kolkata: West Bengal Government has appointeed 10 senior bureaucrats to combat COVID-19 spread in the state.
Though the active COVID-19 cases and deaths are gradually going down in West Bengal, the TMC led government on Sunday appointed 10 senior bureaucrats to curb the COVID-19 spread in the state.
According to the notice floated by the Trinamool Congress government, all the bureaucrats are asked to visit the districts assigned to them and collaborate with West Bengal Health and Family Welfare Development. After examining the COVID-19 crisis in those areas, they have been asked to report back to the task force that is being overseen by West Bengal Chief Secretary.
West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rose to 14,61,257 on Sunday as 3,984 more people tested positive for the infection, while 84 fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 16,896, a health bulletin said.
North 24 Parganas district recorded the highest number of new cases at 597, followed by 426 in Kolkata.
North 24 Parganas also registered the highest number of fresh fatalities at 20, followed by Kolkata (15) and Howrah (nine), it said.
As many as 2,497 more people were cured of the disease, taking the total number of recoveries to 14,26,710.
The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 97.64 per cent, the bulletin said.
The state now has 17,651 active cases, up by 1,403 from the previous day.
West Bengal has thus far tested over 1.32 crore samples for COVID-19, including 60,113 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin added.
(With inputs from PTI)