A total of 2509 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Assam on Friday, taking the total cases to 1,52,858.
The cases were reported from 36,027 tests that were conducted in the last 24 hours.
The positivity rate of Assam now stands at 6.96 per cent.
Among new cases, 541 were reported from Kamrup (Metro), 207 from Lakhimpur, 197 from Golaghat and 162 from Jorhat.
Till the filing of this report, 121610 patients have been discharged from various hospitals and the total active cases in the state stand at 30705.
A total of 540 patients have died of COVID-19 so far.
This was informed in a tweet by health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
?Alert ~ 2509 #COVID cases detected today out of 36027 tests.
Positivity Rate- 6.96%
Kamrup M- 541; Lakhimpur- 207; Golaghat- 197; Jorhat- 162
??Total cases 152858
??Active cases 30705
8:40 PM, Sept 18 pic.twitter.com/wi4wly4zVs
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 18, 2020