Assam on Monday night recorded 267 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total tally of cases in the state to 5,853.
The state’s health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed the development in a tweet.
Another major concern for the state is the fact that people without any travel history are now testing positive for the virus.
?Alert ~ 267 new #COVID19+ cases reported in Assam today.
??Total cases 5853
??Active cases 2276
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 22, 2020
Assam currently has 2, 276 active Covid-19 cases and 3,565 have recovered after getting infected.
A total of 11 people have succumbed to the disease.
The recovery rate improved to nearly 60 per cent, with 161 more patients discharged on Saturday from various civil, district and model hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Assam Targeted Surveillance Program (ATSP), which aims to conduct more than 50,000 random tests in a week, continued for the fifth day on Monday.