As many as 8 wards in Guwahati have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots. 

The eight which have been identified as COVID-19 hotspots are: Ward numbers – 3, 8, 14, 16, 24, 28, 29 and 31. 

Maximum number of COVID-19 cases in Guwahati, in recent days, have emerged from these wards. 

The localities that fall under these eight wards are: Beltola, Basistha, Fatashil AmbariBarshaparaDhirenparaKumarpara, AT Road, MachkhowaBhootnathKhanaparaPanjabariHatigaonUlubariRehabari, DGP Complex, BilparaSalapara, Pandu, MaligaonNarengi and Banda. 

Although, there is no official announcement, but these eight wards are likely to be declared as containment zones soon.  

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Guwahati in the last 20 days has recorded 17,690 COVID-19 positive cases and over 100 deaths. 

Meanwhile, Assam’s COVID-19 scenario continues to be grim. 

Assam recorded its highest single-day fatalities of 41 COVID-19 patients on Tuesday taking the total number of deaths to 1,430. 

4,475 new positive cases were detected on Tuesday, out of which 1,417 are from in and around Guwahati city. 

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