As per reports, Kolkata reported the highest number of new cases at 265, followed by North 24 Parganas (243).

Kolkata and North 24 Parganas districts reported the highest number of fresh fatalities at six each, followed by Nadia (three) and Howrah (two).

The health bulletin further said, the state now has 8,868 active coronavirus cases, while 5,38,521 people have recovered from the disease so far.

West Bengal has so far tested over 73 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 34,116 in the last 24 hours, it added.

Around 50 doctors have lost their lives while fighting against the pandemic in the state.

West Bengal will hold a state-wide mock drill for COVID-19 vaccination on Friday, a health official said.

"Those selected for vaccination will participate in the drill. Necessary instructions have been given to departments concerned and DM offices," the official said.

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