On the day when Assam’s COVID19 tally stands at 68,999, a total of 2,136 patients, who were earlier infected by COVID19, have been discharged from various hospitals across the state on Wednesday.

Sharing the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status on Wednesday night said:  “Discharge Alert. 2136  patients discharged today.”

“The number gives me a sense of contentment. Kudos to team of doctors for all their selfless efforts,” health minister Sarma tweeted.

With the release of the 2,136 patients, the total number of patients discharged from various hospitals in the state increased to 47,209 on Wednesday.

Assam currently has 21,626 active COVID19 cases.

On Wednesday Assam registered 4,593 new COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 68,999.

Health minister Sarma said the new positive cases have been detected out of 1,43,109 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

Of the positive cases detected on Wednesday, Kamrup Metro has reported 632 cases, Kamrup Rural has reported 460 cases, 335 cases have been detected in Nagaon and 265 cases have been detected in Dibrugarh district.

Six more positive patients have succumbed to COVID19 infections in Assam on Wednesday, taking the state’s death toll to 161.

The COVID19 victims are from Cachar, Karimganj, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh and Kamrup Metro districts.

The COVID19 victims have been identified as 70-year-old Himangshu Dey from Cachar, 49-year-old Debabrata Choudhury from Karimganj, 56-year-old Dhaneswar Sharma from Dhemaji, 53-year-old Biswajit Ghosh & 60-year-old Mahesh Baruah from Dibrugarh, and 58-year-old MI Hussain from Kamrup Metro.

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