Over 100 doctors in Kolkata test positive for COVID-19, as cases triple in three days

Contact tracing has begun, and the process of clinical examination of everyone in the hospitals have started, a health official said

FP Staff January 03, 2022 15:52:09 IST
Over 100 doctors in Kolkata test positive for COVID-19, as cases triple in three days

Crowds throng Park Street in Kolkata on 25 December 2021. News18 Bangla

Over 100 doctors in three different hospitals of Kolkata have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, a senior health official said on Monday.

At least 70 doctors of Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, 24 medical practitioners of Chittaranjan Seva Sadan and Shishu Sadan Hospital in Kalighat, and 12 of the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology have tested positive for the infection, the official told PTI.

"The doctors have been asked to go for institutional quarantine," he said.

Contact tracing has begun, and the process of clinical examination of everyone in the three hospitals has started, the official said.

West Bengal had on Sunday reported 6,153 COVID-19 cases, with the eastern metropolis accounting for 3,194 infections. The state's coronavirus tally stood at 16,49,150, of which 17,038 are active cases.

Cases in the capital city Kolkata have tripled over the past three days with the positivity rate rising to 12.5 percent. The positivity rate of the entire state has increased to 5.47 percent.

With input from PTI

Read all the Latest News, Trending News, Cricket News, Bollywood News,
India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Updated Date:

also read

India logs 2,226 new COVID-19 infections; active cases dip to 14,955
India

India logs 2,226 new COVID-19 infections; active cases dip to 14,955

The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.

West Bengal SSC recruitment scam: BJP misusing central agencies, law will take its own course, says Mamata Banerjee
Politics

West Bengal SSC recruitment scam: BJP misusing central agencies, law will take its own course, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee has been quizzed for over three hours by the CBI in connection with the irregularities in government school appointments, which has snowballed into a major controversy in the state

Mamata Banerjee asks West Bengal police to check arms smuggling into Kharagpur
Politics

Mamata Banerjee asks West Bengal police to check arms smuggling into Kharagpur

The West Bengal chief minister asked police to beef up security in border regions of the state, referring to reports of arms were being smuggled into Paschim Medinipur district from neighbouring states like Bihar and Jharkhand via trains