Assam has registered 1,272 COVID19 positive cases on Sunday, taking the state’s overall tally to 90,740.
Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status said the new positive cases have been detected out of 18,435 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
“Alert ~ 1272 #COVID cases detected today out of 18435 tests done in last 24 hours,” health minister Sarma tweeted.
Sarma said Assam’s COVID19 positivity rate stands at 6.89%.
Of the new positive cases, Kamrup Metro has reported 280 cases and Cachar has reported 134 cases.
A total of 67,641 patients, who were earlier infected by COVID19, have been discharged from various hospitals or Covid care centres after their recovery.
With the new cases, Assam currently has 22,854 active COVID19 cases while 3 positive cases have migrated from the state.
On Sunday, 8 more positive patients succumbed to COVID19 infections in Assam, taking the state’s death toll to 242.
The COVID19 victims are from Kamrup Rural, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Nalbari, Baksa, and Hojai districts.
The COVID19 victims have been identified as 63-year-old Arun Thakuria and 56-year-old Om Prakash Sharma from Kamrup Rural; 48-year-old Durga Bahadur Sonar and 85-year-old Sunil Kr Fogla from Dibrugarh, and 74-year-old Ranjit Kr Dutta from Karimganj.
The other deceased have been identified as 53-year-old Prafulla Deka from Nalbari; 48-year-old Malai Basumatary from Baksa, and 65-year-old Khagen Pandit from Hojai district.
?Alert ~ 1272 #COVID cases detected today out of 18435 tests done in last 24 hours
Positivity Rate- 6.89%
Kamrup M- 280; Cachar- 134
??Total cases 90740
??Active cases 22854
10 PM, Aug 23 pic.twitter.com/SDplh5Ncon
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 23, 2020