Assam has registered 2,372 new COVID19 positive cases on Thursday, taking the state’s overall tally to 52,817.
Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet the state’s COVID19 status said the new positive cases have been detected out of 55,671 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
The health minister said Assam’s positivity rate stands at 4.25%.
Sarma informed that of the new positive cases, Kamrup Metro district has reported 470 cases, Nagaon has reported 197 cases, 163 cases have been reported from Cachar, 128 cases have been detected in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia has reported 122 cases and 104 new positive cases have been detected in Jorhat.
With the new cases, Assam currently has 16,796 active COVID19 cases.
A total of 35,892 patients, who were earlier infected by COVID19, have been discharged from various hospitals or Covid Care Centres across Assam after they tested negative.
With the demise of 5 more positive patients due to COVID19 infections in Assam, the state’s death toll increased to 126 on Thursday.
Confirming the news, health minister Sarma in an earlier tweet said the victims are from Karimganj, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, and Kamrup Metro districts.
The COVID19 victims have been identified as 50-year-old Asab Uddin and 70-yar-old Sentulal Saha from Karimganj district; 63-year-old Manuranjan Paul from Dibrugarh district; 77-year-old Ram Surat Gowala from Tinsukia district and 55-year-old Dhiren Kalita from Kamrup Metro district.
?Alert ~ 2372 COVID cases detected out of 55671 tests in last 24 hrs.
Positivity rate- 4.25%
Kamrup (M)- 470, Nagaon- 197, Cachar- 163, Dibrugarh- 128, Tinsukia- 122, Jorhat- 104
??Total cases 52817
??Active cases 16796
10:00 PM, Aug 06 pic.twitter.com/vlYeA7waPB
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 6, 2020