Confirming the news, Assam health minister Keshab Mahanta in a tweet on Friday evening said the new cases were detected out of 55,049 tests.
The state’s overall Covid19 positivity percentage stood at 0.49%.
Of the new cases, the Kamrup Metro district reported 90 cases.
The state’s recovery rate stood at 98.17% on Friday.
“Summary of 17/9/2021 – Today’s Total 270; Overall Positivity Percentage (270 cases out of 55,049 test done = 0.49%); Kamrup(M) 90; Death 9; Recovery Rate 98.17%,” health minister Mahanta tweeted.
Summary of 17/9/2021
Today’s Total 270
Overall Positivity Percentage (270 cases out of 55,049 test done = 0.49%)
Recovery Rate 98.17%
— Keshab Mahanta (@keshab_mahanta) September 17, 2021
On Thursday, Assam reported 4 deaths due to Covid19 infection and 468 new positive cases.
The state’s overall positivity percentage stood at 0.79% on Thursday as the cases were detected out of 59,020 tests.
The Kamrup Metro district reported 161 cases on Thursday.
The state’s recovery rate was 98.13% on Thursday.
Meanwhile, 77.24 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far in India under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
India has reported a total of 34,403 new cases in the last 24 hours.
India’s active cases account for 1.02% of the total cases.
The country’s active caseload stands at 3,39,056.
India’s recovery rate currently stands at 97.65%.