Assam has registered 1,348 new COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 36,295.

Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status said a total of 18,941 tests were conducted in various laboratories across the state in the last 24 hours, out of which 1,348 were found positive for COVID19.

“The positivity rate is at a low of 7.11%,” health minister Sarma tweeted.

The health minister informed that Kamrup Metro has reported 348 COVID19 positive cases and Kamrup Rural district has reported 127 cases.

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With the new cases, Assam currently has 9,582 active COVID19 cases.

A total of 26,618 patients, who were earlier infected by COVID19, have been discharged from various hospitals across Assam after their recovery, according to the data shared by health minister Sarma.

On Wednesday, four more positive patients died of COVID19 infections in Assam, taking the state’s total death toll to 92.

Sharing the news, health minister Sarma in an earlier tweet on Wednesday said the positive patients, who lost the battle against COVID19 pandemic, are from Cachar, Tinsukia and Jorhat districts.

The health minister informed that the COVID19 victims have been identified as 78-year-old Bimal Paul from Cachar district, 77-year-old Hema Devi from Tinsukia district, 88-year-old Dr S.A.W. Hussain and 40-year-old Debari Karmakar from Jorhat district.

“May God help their families to bear this pain,” the health minister said.

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