Assam has registered 859 new COVID19 positive cases on Tuesday, taking the state’s total to 18,666.

Confirming the news Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet at 11.58 on Tuesday said out of the 859 new positive cases registered in Assam, Guwahati alone has reported 627 cases.

“Alert ~ 859 new #COVID19 ve+ patients in Assam, 627 in Guwahati alone. Take care & precautions,” health minister Sarma tweeted.

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With these new cases, Assam currently has 6,444 active cases.

Earlier, a total of 12,173 patients, who were earlier infected by the virus, have been discharged from various hospitals across Assam after they tested negative for the virus.

On Tuesday, a total of 757 patients were discharged from different hospitals in Assam after their recovery.

Meanwhile, the COVID19 death toll in Assam increased to 46 after the demise of 6 more persons due to infection on Tuesday.

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The COVID19 positive patients who died on Tuesday in Assam are Sneha Mall (36), Litu Kumar Bora (37), Sarat Ch Saharia (60), Upendra Nath (62), Pramod Ranjan Saha (73) and Subhakaran Dudheria (73).

“They succumbed to COVID19 as per Death Audit Board report,” Sarma tweeted, adding, “My prayers, and condolences to the families.”

11:50 PM/July 14/ Day’s total 859

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