The union health ministry has warned the Assam and West Bengal governments over rising surge in COVID cases in both the states. 

The union health ministry in a letter to the chief secretaries of Assam and West Bengal said weekly new Covid infections in the states had been rising over the week starting October 20. 

West Bengal has been witnessing a surge in Covid cases since the Durga puja celebrations.  

According to reports, the health ministry has recorded a 41% increase in weekly new cases in Assam in the week – October 20-26. 

The Centre has also stated that Covid tests in Assam declined considerably. 

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West Bengal also saw over 40 per cent rise in new weekly Covid infections and positivity rise from 1.93 per cent in the week starting September 28 to 2.39 per cent in the week starting October 19. 

Tests in Bengal fell from 2,62,319 to 2,61,515 in the corresponding period. 

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