COVID-19 claims 16 more lives in Bengal; 649 fresh cases

Kolkata, Jul 2 () The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 699 in West Bengal after 16 more people succumbed to the disease on Thursday, while 649 fresh cases pushed the state's coronavirus tally to 19,819, a health department bulletin said.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state crossed the 6,000-mark to reach 6,083, it added.

Since Wednesday evening, 509 people have recovered from the disease in the state, the bulletin said. SCH NN RC

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