Kolkata: A municipal worker sprays disinfectants a Kolkata's Salt Lake as part of a sanitisation drive being conducted across the city during the extended nationwide lockdown imposed to mitigate the spread of coronavirus pandemic, on Apr 16, 2020. (P. Image Source: IANS News

Kolkata, April 16 : The coronavirus death count in West Bengal rose to ten on Thursday with the audit committee confirming three more loss of lives due to the deadly disease in the state, a top official said.

Twenty-four new cases have been reported in the state since Wednesday, taking the total number of active cases to 144, said state Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha.

"On Wednesday, we had given out the number of active cases at 132. After that, 24 new cases have been reported, while nine patients have fully recovered and got discharged from hospital.

"Again, the audit committee formed (to decide on whether a Covid-19 positive person died due tp the disease) has confirmed three more deaths due to the viral infection. So, the total number of active cases is now 142. The death figure is ten," said Sinha.

According to the Central government, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases since the outbreak of the disease in the state is 213.

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