The Covid situation in the country is becoming worrisome. In a record, West Bengal witnesses its highest single-day spike of 10,784 fresh Covid-19 cases, which takes the tally in the state to 6,88,956, according to the health department statement mentioned today.
The death toll also rose to 10,710 after 58 fresh fatalities were reported. In the same day, 5,616 patients were recovered from the disease in the state, and the recovery rate of the state is now 89.23%. West Bengal now has 63,496 active cases registered.
What is most worrisome is that the state is having the eight phrases of assembly poll which witnesses rally and campaigning. The Election Commission informed the Trinamool Congress today that its suggestion to merge the remaining three phases of the assembly polls in the state was not implementable.
In a letter to the TMC, the EC cited that it has taken various steps to ensure the safety of voters in view of the coronavirus pandemic and rule out any change in the poll schedule for the state.
The sixth phrase of the polls is scheduled on 22 April, the seventh and eighth phases are on 26 and 29 April. The counting of votes will take place on 2 May.