Assam has registered 2,796 new COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 71,795.

Sharing the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status on Thursday said the new cases have been detected out of 61,318 tests conducted in the last 24 hours

“Alert ~ 2796 COVID cases detected out of 61318 tests done in last 24 hours,” health minister Sarma tweeted.

The health minister said Assam’s positivity rate stands at 4.55%.

Sarma informed that of the new positive cases Kamrup Metro has reported 418 cases, Cachar has reported 307 cases, 248 cases have been reported from Kamrup Rural district and 207 new cases have been reported from Dibrugarh district.

With the new cases, the active COVID19 cases in Assam now stand at 24,414.

A total of 47,209 patients, who were earlier infected by COVID19, have been discharged from the hospitals or Covid Care Centres across Assam after recovery.

With the demise of 8 more positive patients due to COVID19 infections in Assam, the state’s death toll has increased to 169 on Thursday.

In an earlier tweet, health minister Sarma said the victims are from Karimganj, Cachar, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Bongaigaon districts.

According to health minister Sarma, Dibrugarh district has recorded four COVID19 deaths.

The victims from Dibrugarh have been identified as 47-year-old Anita Biswas, 53-year-old Bipul Saikia, 39-year-old Bholanath Das, and 58-year-old Sofiquddin Laskar.

The other COVID19 victims have been identified as 78-year-old Dhaneshwar Sinha from Karimganj; 53-year-old Biswajit Kar from Cachar; 53-year-old Khogesori Devi from Lakhimpur and 43-year-old Mangal C Ray from Bongaigaon district.

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