Assam has registered 1,457 new COVID19 positive cases on Saturday, taking the state’s overall tally to 41,726.

Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status said 1,457 new COVID19 cases have been detected, out of 27,161 tests conducted in the last 24 hours in the state.

“Our positivity rate continues to be low at 5.36%,” Health minister Sarma tweeted.

Health minister Sarma informed that Kamrup Metro district has reported 275 positive cases while Dibrugarh district has reported 136 cases and 116 cases have been detected in Sonitpur district.

With the detection of the new cases, Assam currently has 11,265 active COVID19 cases.

A total of 30,357 patients, who were earlier infected by COVID19, have been discharged from various hospitals or Covid Care Centres after they tested negative for the virus.

The deadly disease so far has claimed the lives of 101 people in Assam so far.

On Saturday, three more positive patients died of COVID19 infections in Assam.

Sharing the news, health minister Sama in an earlier tweet said the victims are 40-year-old Morning Pohleng, 70-year-old Lila Paul, both from Cachar district and 68-year-old Hiramon Thakur from Golaghat district.

“Very sad to share the demise of three more #COVID19 patients today~ Late Morning Pohleng (40) and Late Lila Paul (70) of Cachar & Late Hiramon Thakur (68) of Golaghat,” Sarma tweeted.

Health minister Sarma expressed his condolence at the demise of the three more COVID19 positive patients due to infections.

“My deepest condolences to their bereaved families. Prayers,” Sarma said.

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