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'There are 38 Corona-affected patients in the state as of now' says Mamata

Kolkata, Apr 3 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday stated that there are 38 COVID-19 affected patients in the state as of now.
Addressing a press conference today at Nabanna Sabhaghar in the presence of the Chief Secretary and other officials, Ms Banerjee said, till Thursday the number of affected was 34.
She also said the six members of the family of the deceased person from North Bengal have also contracted the virus.
The chief minister said, ''10 people from the same family have been reported to have contracted the virus. Four of them are already in hospital. The situation of the rest six are being looked into.
''There is some good news. All 37 persons admitted at Beleghata ID Hospital are doing well, 9 of them are scheduled to return home by today.
''Nine more persons have been fully cured, taking the total to 12 persons who have been fully cured of the virus in the State so far. There are 38 active cases now''.
The Chief Minister further said 52,000 people are under home quarantine at various places in the state. 5,110 persons are still in 206 quarantine centres.
“We have to be humanitarian. If a person dies, he will have to be cremated, and the public should understand this,” she stated.
Ms Banerjee further stated, ''please don’t get panicked unnecessarily due to Coronavirus.''
She mentioned that there were 206 quarantine centres set up in the state where 1,892 are being kept till now. 3,218 have been released.
The state has identified 59 hospitals as treatment centres for Covid-19 patients.
Ms Banerjee said the state government will decide which hospitals would be requisitioned for treatment of Covid-19 patients.
''According to the law, schools, colleges and hospitals can be turned into quarantine centres. But these may be a section of a hospital; the other departments are being kept at a distance'', she further said.
Ms Banerjee added the police personnel from the state were providing blood for thalassemia patients.
Kolkata Police was providing 50 units every day while Bengal Police was providing 1249 units.
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