Assam has registered 2,900 new COVID19 positive cases on Monday, taking the state’s overall tally to 61,737.

Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status on Monday said the new cases have been detected out of 60,425 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

“Alert ~ 2900 COVID cases detected out of 60,425 tests in last 24 hrs,” health minister Sarma tweeted.

Sarma said the state’s positivity rate stands at 4.79%.

The health minister informed that of the new confirmed cases, Kamrup Metro has reported 382 cases, Kamrup Rural has reported 294 cases, 250 cases have been reported from Dibrugarh and Nagaon has reported 200 cases.

With these new cases, Assam currently has 19,258 active COVID19 patients while 3 positive cases have migrated from the state.

A total of 42,325 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 6 more positive patients due to COVID19 infections in Assam on Monday, the state’s death toll has increased to 151.

Confirming the news, health minister Sarma in an earlier tweet on Monday said: “Six more COVID patients succumbed to their infections.”

The health minister informed that the COVID19 victims are from Sonitpur, Karimganj, Dibrugarh, and Kamrup Metro districts.

The COVID19 victims have been identified as 52-year-old Sanjib Kumar Bhuyan from Sonitpur; 70-year-old Subir Kumar Das from Karimganj; 58-year-old Salil Choudhury from Dibrugarh; 68-year-old Kali Santosh Bhattacharjee, 26-year-old Chandan Mahanta and 65-year-old Ashok K Choudhury from Kamrup Metro districts.

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