Health department to spike Covid testing in North Bengal

Health department to spike Covid testing in North Bengal
Kolkata: A sharp rise in the COVID-19 positive patients in North Bengal in the past few weeks has left the district administrations and the Health department worried, even as they are making efforts to conduct more number of sample tests on a daily basis for early detection of disease in patients. Alipurduar recorded Corona cases for the first time on May 29 when four patients were found positive with COVID-19 whereas Coochbehar registered its first cases on May 30 when 32 were found affected with the virus. Coochbehar and Alipurduar have so far recorded 258 and 44 COVID patients respectively. Darjeeling recorded total cases of 21 till May 30 but the number has gone up to 167 in the past two weeks.

According to the health department officials besides South Bengal, the COVID infection rate seemed to be going up in all the 8 districts of North Bengal and many doctors, nurses and health workers from the North Bengal Medical College have been infected with the virus. This has become a serious concern for the district health officials. On May 10, the total number of COVID affected persons in all the eight North Bengal districts stood at 31 but on May 27 the total affected figure in North Bengal stood at 197. In the past 16 days the number of total affected persons has gone up to 1,155. Around 49 new cases have been reported from North Bengal in the past 24 hours. North Dinajpur has so far seen 215 positive patients, Darjeeling 188, Jalpiguri 190, Kalimpong 40, South Dinajpur 65.

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A sharp rise in the COVID-19 positive patients in North Bengal in the past few weeks has left the district administrations and the Health department w

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