Assam has registered 74 new Covid19 cases, taking the state’s total tally to 2,15,910 while 2 more patients died of the infection which increased the death toll to 1,035.
Confirming the detection of the state’s new cases, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s Covid19 status on Saturday said the new cases have been detected out of 18,274 tests.
The state’s current positivity rate is 0.40%, the health minister said.
“74 Cases detected out of 18274 tests conducted today with positivity rate of 0.40%,” Sarma tweeted.
Of the new cases, the Kamrup Metro district has reported 34 cases.
Meanwhile, 105 more patients, who were earlier infected by Covid19, were discharged after their recovery from the disease on Saturday.
So far a total of 2,11,483 people have recovered from the disease, which is 97.94% of the total cases registered in the state.
Assam currently has 3,389 active Covid19 cases, which is 1.57% of the total cases.
With the demise of two more patients on Saturday, the state’s death toll increased to 1,035.
The state’s death rate stands at 0.48%.
Confirming the demise of two more persons, health minister Sarma in an earlier tweet on Saturday said: “Sad to share the demise of two #COVID patients today.”
The victims have been identified as Gabinda Chkarbarty (70) of Bongaigaon and Prabin Das (75) of Kamrup.
? 7?4? Cases detected out of 18274 tests conducted today with positivity rate of 0.40%.
Kamrup Metro- 34
? 1?0?5? patients discharged today
??Total cases- 215910
?? Recovered- 97.94%
?? Active cases- 1.57%
?? Deaths- 0.48%
8:30 PM/Dec 26 pic.twitter.com/RIOiavMtzh
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 26, 2020