Assam has been badly hit by the second wave of COVID-19.
Although, daily cases detected in the State has declined considerably with the positivity rate dropping below 4 percent, number of deaths continues to be constantly high.
Assam, especially Guwahati, has been reporting a high number of COVID-19 related deaths on a daily basis.
On Monday, Assam reported a total of 65 COVID-19 deaths, with 10 being reported from Kamrum-Metro district and 9 from Kamrup-Rural district.
Crematoriums and burial grounds in Guwahati are working overtime to dispose the bodies of the victims.
The Assam Government has designated 11 crematoriums and burial grounds for the last rites of those who succumbed to COVID-19.
The eleven cremation sites and burial grounds designated for COVID-19 victims are:
- Ulubari Electrical Crematorium
- Basistha Cremation Ground
- Bogthuli Cremation Ground
- Jalukbari Cremation Ground
- Ulubari Cremation Ground
- Bhootnath Cremation Ground
- Athgaon Kabarsthan
- Islampur Kabarsthan
- Garigaon Kabarsthan
- Jalukbari Kabarsthan
- Katahbari Kabarsthan
The number of cremation sites in Guwahati had to be increased from 4 to 11 by the Government as the city has been registering a high number of daily deaths in recent times.