Assam reported 81 deaths due to COVID-19 on Friday pushing the death toll in the state to 2,588.

A total of 6,066 Covid-19 positive patients were detected on Friday with 907 people testing positive for the virus in Kamrup (M) district.

With the detection of 6,066 patients against the testing of 1, 03,158 samples on Friday, Assam has reported a positivity rate of 5.88% per cent for the day.

A total of 6,573 people tested positive for the virus on Thursday, while 74 deaths were reported.

Meanwhile, days after a COVID-19 recovered patient died of mucormycosis or black fungus at a hospital, the Assam Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday released a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to contain the possible spread of the disease.

The order issued by the principal secretary to the Health Department said, a large number of similar cases have been reported from other parts of the country, and there is a likelihood of an increase in the number of such cases in the future.

“In order to screen, diagnose and manage such cases of black fungus in COVID patients, the Standard Operating Procedure is notified with immediate effect,” it said.

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