Bengal death toll rises to seven, cases go past 50

Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) With four more deaths during the past 24 hours, the death count from Covid-19 shot up to 7 in West Bengal on Thursday, as 16 more persons tested positive for the coronavirus infection taking the disease tally to 53, state Health Department officials said.

Three persons have so far been cured in the state from the deadly disease, which has created global havoc by taking over 48,000 lives till date.

“Four more persons expired over the last 24 hours. The death figure now stands at 7. There were 16 positive cases in the last 24 hours, and the total number of infected has now gone up to 53,” a Health Department spokesman told the media.