Assam reported 26 new Covid-19 positive cases on Thursday night, taking the state’s overall tally to 880.
State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet at 11.55 pm on Thursday said of the 26 new cases, 11 reported from Goalpara, three from Nalbari, two from Dibrugarh and one each from Kamrup, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong and Dhubri district.
He said one patient’s address is yet to be ascertained.
“Alert ~ 24 new cases of #COVID19+ 11 Goalpara, 3 Nalbari, 3 Tinsukia, 2 Dibrugarh, 1 each from Kamrup, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong & Dhubri. 1 to ascertain. Total cases 880 Recovered 103 Active cases 770 Deaths 04 Update 11.55 pm/ May 28 / Day’s total 97,” Sarma tweeted.
?Alert ~ 24 new cases of #COVID19+
11 Goalpara, 3 Nalbari, 3 Tinsukia, 2 Dibrugarh, 1 each from Kamrup, Nagaon, Karbi Anglong & Dhubri. 1 to ascertain
??Total cases 880
??Active cases 770
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 28, 2020
There are 770 active cases and 103 people have recovered so far, while four persons have died of the infection.
A total of 97 Covid-19 positive cases were reported from across the state on Thursday.
The state recorded its highest single-day spike of 156 cases on Monday, while 139 people tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the state registered a total of 101 positive cases.
After the inter-state movement through road and rail network was allowed during the lockdown, Assam saw a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.
The return of around one lakh stranded people to the state since the easing of nationwide lockdown restrictions, is being attributed to the spike in Covid-19 positive cases.