Confirming the news, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet on Friday evening said the new cases were detected out of 1,15,465 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
The state’s overall positivity percentage stood at 0.66% on Friday.
The Kamrup Metro district recorded a total of 124 positive cases on Friday.
On Friday, hundreds of other people, who were infected by Covid19, recovered from the disease.
Assam’s recovery rate stood at 97.33% on Friday.
“Summary of 13/8/2021 – Today’s Total 763; Overall Positivity Percentage (763 cases out of 1,15,465 test done = 0.66%); Kamrup(M) 124; Death 20; Recovery Rate 97.33%,” chief minister Sarma tweeted.
Summary of 13/8/2021
Today’s Total 763
Overall Positivity Percentage (763 cases out of 1,15,465 test done = 0.66%)
Recovery Rate 97.33%
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 13, 2021
On Thursday, Assam reported 17 deaths due to Covid19 infection and a total of 935 positive cases.
The positive cases were detected out of 1,11,728 tests.
The overall positivity percentage was 0.84%.
On Thursday, the Kamrup Metro district reported 163 cases.
Meanwhile, over 53 crore vaccine doses have been administered across India so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Active cases constitute 1.20% of total cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.
India’s active caseload currently stands at 3,85,227.
The highest-ever recovery rate currently stands at 97.46%.
A total of 3,13,02,345 recoveries have been recorded across the country so far, according to the Union health ministry data.
A total of 42,295 patients have recovered during the last 24 hours.
India has reported 40,120 new cases in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.