Assam has registered 2,792 new COVID19 positive cases on Monday, taking the state’s overall tally to 79,667.
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 49,510 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
“Alert ~ 2792 #COVID cases detected today out of 49510 tests done in last 24 hours,” health minister Sarma said.
The health minister informed that Assam’s positivity rate stands at 5.63%.
Of the positive cases, Kamrup Metro has reported 458 cases, 227 has been detected in Cachar, Dibrugarh has reported 225 cases while a total of 195 positive cases have been detected in Kamrup Rural district.
With the detection of new 2,792 cases, Assam currently has 24,252 active COVID19 cases.
A total of 55,216 patients, who were earlier infected by COVID19, have been discharged from various hospitals or Covid Care Centres across Assam after their recovery.
Eight more positive patients succumbed to COVID19 infections in Assam on Monday, taking the state’s death toll to 197.
Confirming the news, health minister Sarma in an earlier tweet said the victims are from Tinsukia, Darrang, Dibrugarh, Cachar, Golaghat, Udalguri, and Kamrup Rural districts.
Health minister Sarma informed that Cachar district has reported the death of two positive patients.
The victims from Cachar have been identified as 45-year-old Jibon Roy and 57-year-old Mozibur Islam Hazari.
The other victims have been identified as 64-year-old Priyabrata Acharjee from Tinsukia, 60-year-old Upen Deka from Darrang, 69-year-old Banwari Lal Todi from Dibrugarh, 65-year-old Matiur Rahman from Golaghat, 24-year-old Junah Chetry from Udalguri and 78-year-old Suren Mahanta from Kamrup Rural district.
?Alert ~ 2792 #COVID cases detected today out of 49510 tests done in last 24 hours
Positivity Rate- 5.63%
Kamrup (M)- 458, Cachar- 227, Dibrugarh- 225, Kamrup (R)- 195
??Total cases 79667
??Active cases 24252
9:45 PM, Aug 17 pic.twitter.com/uXwFqXWarg
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 17, 2020