Assam recorded its highest single-day fatalities of 41 Covid-19 patients on Tuesday taking the total number of deaths to 1,430.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that 4,475 new positive cases were detected in the last 24 hours pushing the coronavirus tally in the state to 2,67,925.

Altogether 55, 00, 3 tests were conducted on Tuesday, he said. Of the new cases, 1,417 were reported from Kamrup Metropolitan district.

The recovery rate in the state currently is 88.49 per cent, the minister said.

In view of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the Assam government has issued fresh guidelines to contain the spread of the virus.

The new restrictions will come into force from May 5.

A night curfew will be in place in the state from 6 pm to 5 am. The state government has ordered all shop and business establishments to be shut by 2 pm.

All government and private offices will also shut down by 2 pm.

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