Assam has registered 1,123 new COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 58,837 on Sunday.
Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status said the new cases have been detected, out of 24,492 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
The health minister said Assam’s positivity rate stands at 4.58%.
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Of the total new positive cases detected on Sunday, Kamrup Metro district has reported 240 cases while Jorhat district has reported 121 cases.
With the new cases, Assam currently has 18,098 active COVID19 cases.
A total of 40,591 patinets, who were earlier infected by COVID19, have been discharged from various hospitals or Covid Care Centres across Assam after they tested negative.
With the demise of 5 more positive patients on Sunday, Assam’s COVID19 death toll increased to 145.
The COVID19 victims have been identified as 66-year-old Rafiq Ali and 90-year-old Mahendra Deka from Kamrup Rural district; 60-year-old Ramapati Devi from Morigaon district; 32-year-old Gobinda Das from Tinsukia district and 47-year-old Rijumoni Gohain from Dibrugarh district.
?Alert ~ 1123 COVID cases detected out of 24492 tests in last 24 hrs.
Positivity rate- 4.58%
Kamrup (M)- 240
??Total cases 58837
??Active cases 18098
10:20 PM, Aug 09 pic.twitter.com/dERdeyFYNB
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 9, 2020