Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases in Assam, a total of 26 persons succumbed to the infection in the state on Thursday.

The state recorded 3,079 new COVID-19 cases out of the total 67,278 tests done on Thursday, said health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The positivity rate for the day was 4.58 percent, he said.

Out of the new cases, 1,029 cases are from the Kamrup (Metropolitan) district.

Meanwhile, the vaccine stocks are reportedly running out in the state.

Although the registration for people above 18 years began on Wednesday, it was limited to just registering the name of the beneficiary.

The beneficiaries could not fix appointments for the jab on the portal due to a lack of vaccine stock in the state.

With only 6.37 lakh vaccine stocks in the state, the Centre on Wednesday refused to give a nod for the vaccination drive for the 18+ group in Assam, TOI reported.

“The government of India did not allow us to go ahead with the vaccination of the 18-44 age people with such a limited stock of vaccines. Only the registration was allowed,” the newspaper quoted director of health services (family welfare), Assam, Munindra Nath Ngatey as saying.

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