On the day when Assam’s overall COVID19 tally stands at 79,667, the virus has infected a total of 2,917 Assam Police personnel so far.

Sharing the data on the Assam Police personnel being infected by COVID19 so far on his twitter handle, the additional director general of police (law and order), Assam, GP Singh on Monday said: “August 17th 2020 – Assam Police’s 2917 personnel have tested positive till date.”

The top Assam Police officer informed that out of the total infected police personnel in the state, 2,254 have recovered.

However, the deadly disease has claimed the lives of 8 Assam Police personnel so far while performing their duties as Corona Warriors.

“Unfortunately, we’ve lost eight colleagues till date,” Singh tweeted.

On Monday Assam registered 2,792 new COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 79,667 while a total of 1,519 other patients were discharged from the hospitals across the state.

The total number of patients discharged from hospitals or Covid Care Centres across Assam now stands at 56,734.

Assam currently has 22,733 active COVID19 patients.

On Monday 8 more positive patients succumbed to COVID19 infections in Assam, taking the state’s death toll to 197.

The victims are from Tinsukia, Darrang, Dibrugarh, Cachar, Golaghat, Udalguri, and Kamrup Rural districts.

Cachar district has reported the death of two positive patients. The victims from Cachar have been identified as 45-year-old Jibon Roy and 57-year-old Mozibur Islam Hazari.

The other victims have been identified as 64-year-old Priyabrata Acharjee from Tinsukia, 60-year-old Upen Deka from Darrang, 69-year-old Banwari Lal Todi from Dibrugarh, 65-year-old Matiur Rahman from Golaghat, 24-year-old Junah Chetry from Udalguri and 78-year-old Suren Mahanta from Kamrup Rural district.

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