The number of active Covid-19 cases in West Bengal crossed the 20,000-mark on Friday with nearly 2,500 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

At least 45 Covid-19 patients died on Friday taking the total death toll to 1,581. More than 500 deaths were reported in the last two weeks alone.

Kolkata and North 24 Parganas district accounted for nearly 50% of 2,496 new cases registered on Friday. While Kolkata reported 670 cases, North 24 Parganas - the second most densely populated district in the country after Thane in Maharashtra - reported 644 cases. Out of the 45 deaths reported on Friday, 34 were reported from these two districts.
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