Assam on Monday recorded the highest single-day spike of 92 deaths due to Covid19 infection.
In the last 24 hours, Assam has reported a total of 6,394 positive cases.
The news has been confirmed by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet on Monday evening.
The new cases have been confirmed out of 91,481 tests.
The overall positivity percentage in Assam stands at 6.99% on Monday, according to the data shared by chief minister Sarma.
Of the new cases, Kamrup Metro district alone has reported 1,100 cases.
Assam’s Covid19 recovery rate stood at 85.73%.
“Summary of 17/5/2021 – Today’s Total 6394; Overall Positivity Percentage (6394 cases out of 91481 test done = 6.99%); Kamrup (M) 1100; Death 92; Recovery Rate 85.73%,” chief minister Sarma tweeted.
On Sunday, Assam reported 56 Covid19 deaths and 3,650 new positive cases.
The new positive cases were confirmed out of 42,884 tests on Sunday.
Assam’s overall positivity percentage stood at 8.51% on Sunday.
Meanwhile, in view of rising Covid19 cases, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday announced a ban on inter-district movement of people with effect from May 21.
Summary of 17/5/2021
Today’s Total 6394
Overall Positivity Percentage (6394 cases out of 91481 test done = 6.99%)
Recovery Rate 85.73%
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 17, 2021