Assam reported 23 more Covid19 deaths and 3,453 new positive cases in the last 24 hours.

Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on his Twitter handle said the state’s overall percentage of positivity increased to 6.39% on Saturday.

Minister Sarma informed that the new cases (total 3453) were confirmed out of 54,002 tests.

Of the new cases, Kamrup Metro district alone reported 1,417 cases.

Currently, Assam’s recovery rate stands at 89.22%, the Assam health minister said.

“Summary of 01/5/2021: Today’s Total 3453; Overall Positivity Percentage (3453 cases out of 54002 test done = 6.39%); Kamrup(M) 1417; Death 23; Recovery Rate 89.22,” Assam health minister Sarma tweeted.

According to the Union health ministry data, a total of 4,01,993 new Covid19 cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

Ten states including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar reported 73.71% of the new Covid19 cases.

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 62,919. It is followed by Karnataka with 48,296 while Kerala reported 37,199 new cases.

India’s total active caseload reached 32,68,710 on Saturday.

It now comprises 17.06% of India’s total positive cases.

A net incline of 98,482 cases recorded from the total active caseload in the last 24 hours.

The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.11%, the Union health ministry said.

A total of 3,523 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

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