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West Bengal sees 100% surge in Covid cases in 24 hrs; suspends flights from UK amid Omicron threat

On Wednesday, West Bengal logged the biggest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases with over 1,000 fresh cases.

Sri Lasya Edited by: Sri Lasya @laasiyapriya Kolkata Updated on: December 30, 2021 23:45 IST
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On Wednesday, West Bengal logged the biggest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases with over 1,000 fresh cases.

 

Highlights

  • West Bengal govt announced that all flights coming to Kolkata from UK will be suspended from Jan 3
  • West Bengal has so far reported 11 cases of the omicron variant.
  • West Bengal registered more than 2,000 cases after nearly 6 months as state reported 2,128 new cases

The West Bengal government on Thursday announced that all flights coming to Kolkata airport from the UK will be suspended from January 3 as the country is reporting a high number of Covid-19 cases. State's Home Secretary B P Gopalika wrote to the Union civil aviation ministry informing it about the state's decision due to the rising number of patients detected with the omicron strain of the contagion. West Bengal has so far reported 11 cases of the omicron variant.

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Kolkata reported a spike on Thursday as its daily case count more than doubled to 1,090 from 540 on Wednesday. The city's daily cases recorded a more than a 100% jump. 

West Bengal registered more than 2,000 cases after nearly six months as the state reported 2,128 new infections.

It was nearly double the cases reported on Wednesday when 1,089 infections were detected, and more than four times that reported on last Thursday -- 516.

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