As Assam continues to record hundreds of COVID19 positive cases every day and the virus has claimed lives of 46 infected patients in the state till date, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the state is passing through a difficult phase.

Till Tuesday, Assam has recorded a total of 46 COVID19 deaths and 18,666 positive cases including 6,444 active cases.

While sharing the data on the COVID19 tests conducted in different laboratories across Assam, health minister tweeted: “We’re passing through a difficult phase but we shall overcome this, with resolve & discipline.”

Health minister Sarma requested the people of the state to come forward to give swab samples for COVID19 test stating that testing is vital to eliminate the virus.

“Come out & give your swabs – for testing is vital to eliminating the virus,” he said.

Sarma informed that the health department teams in Assam have been able to conduct 575,867 COVID19 tests so far.

“Health Dept Teams continued their testing spree, reaching out to thousands – our figures for today 575,867,” Sarma tweeted.

According to the data, Jorhat Medical College & Hospital (JMCH) has conducted 54,959 tests, Silchar Medical College & Hospital (SMCH) 46,072, Guwahati Medical College & Hospital Hilltop Lab (GMCH) – 57,365 and Assam Medical College & Hospital (AMCH) has conducted 32,866 tests.

Tezpur Medical College & Hospital (TMCH) has conducted 46,182 tests, FAA Medical College & Hospital (FAAMCH) – 60,232, Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC-ICMR) – 51,519 and Institute of Advanced Studies in Science and Technology (IASST) has conducted 18,980 tests.

Guwahati Medical College Hospital Lab has conducted 13,934 tests, Diphu Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) – 13,934, Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) – 7,411, North East Institute of Science & Technology (HEIST) – 7,768 and MMCH Lab 1,496 and the Ward Screening Centres have conducted 13,555 tests.

As per the data, 149,602 tests have been outsourced.


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