On the day when Assam’s COVID19 tally stands at 22,981, a total of 858 patients, who were earlier infected by the virus, have been discharged from various hospitals in the state on Sunday.

Sharing the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, in a tweet on the state’s COVID19 status on Sunday said: “Discharge Alert. Good news for again as 858 patients have been discharged today.”

The health minister said the state’s “recovery rate continues to be impressive”.

With the release of the 858 patients, the total number of discharged cases in Assam has risen to 16,023.

On Sunday, the COVID19 death toll in Assam increased to 57.

Assam currently has 6,898 active COVID19 cases while 3 cases migrated from the state.

Four more persons died of COVID-19 in Assam on Sunday, taking the state’s COVID fatality tally to 57.

The four deceased have been identified as Pramod Chandra Sarma (62) of Kamrup Metro), Binapani Das (78) of Kamrup (Metro), SK Wagle (46) of Cachar) and Prasanta Saikia (74) of Tinsukia.

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