“Situation getting better” says Mamata Banerjee

News Desk: Even as the COVID cases continue to increase, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Monday said that the situation in the state is getting better. Meanwhile, West Bengal on Sunday reported 3,215 fresh COVID-19 cases going past the 2 lakh mark.

Addressing the reporters, Banerjee compared the state’s positivity rate and mortality rate with the National average and further said that even as the situation is getting better, everyone needs to be careful.

She said “We’ve 23,624 active cases & 3,945 deaths (86% deaths due to comorbidities). #COVID19 positivity rate in India is 8.53% & here it’s 8.21%. The discharge rate in India is 77% & here it is 86.40%. The situation’s getting better but we need to be careful”

Additionally, 58 fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,945. The state’s caseload now stands at 2,02,708. Since Saturday, 3,054 people have recovered from the disease, taking the discharge rate to 86.40 per cent.