Assam has registered a total of 1,680 new COVCID19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s overall tally to 26,772.

Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status said out of the new cases, Guwahati has reported 570 cases while Jorhat district has reported 167 cases and the Cachar district has reported 159 positive cases.

The health minister informed that a total of 18,152 tests were carried out in 24 hours in Assam and the state’s  “positivity” rate is 9.2%.

Assam currently has 8,672 active cases.

Earlier, a total of 18,033 patients have recovered from the disease.

Meanwhile, the COVID19 death toll in Assam mounted to 64 as 6 more positive patients died on Tuesday due to infection while 938 other patients recovered from the disease on the day.

Confirming the death of the 6 COVID19 positive patients, Assam health minister in a tweet on Tuesday said out of the 6 victims, two are from Kamrup Metro, two others are from Kamrup Rural and one each from Darrang and Dibrugarh districts.

The COVID19 victims have been identified as Rekha Dutta (63) from Darrang; Mona Das (51) from Dibrugarh; Sister Florence (74) from Kamrup Metro; Mukiv Ali (65) from Kamrup Rural; Ramesh Ch Dekha (67) from Kamrup Rural and Bulin Begum (44) from Kamrup Metro.

The health minister confirmed that all these six patients “succumbed to COVID19”.

With the release of 938 more patients on Tuesday, the total number of COVID19 patients discharged from the hospitals in the state now stands at 18,033.

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