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Assam on Thursday recorded 276 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 6,646, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.

There are 2,601 active cases in the state, while 4,033 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the disease, Sarma said.

Eleven persons have succumbed to the disease so far and three patients migrated out of the state.

Meanwhile, 75 more patients were discharged from hospitals on Thursday after testing negative for COVID-19, taking the total number of discharged persons to 4,033.

A total of 3, 51,753 samples have been tested for coronavirus in the state so far, Sarma said.

“Our aggressive testing continues, and thanks to stupendous efforts of the team, today our #COVID19 tests count reached 351,753. We value your help as we strive to contain the spread of #CoronaVirus in Assam,” Sarma tweeted.

The Assam government on Tuesday had imposed a 14-day total lockdown in 11 municipal ward areas of Guwahati to control the spread of coronavirus infection.

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