Assam registers 238 new cases of coronavirus, positivity rate drops to 0.64 pc

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The number of new COVID-19 cases in Assam increased by 48 from the previous day, with 238 new infections reported on Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 6,15,291, a national mission said. health (NHM).

The death toll during the day at five a.m. was also higher than the only death reported on Friday, he added.

The new cases were detected from 37,223 tests carried out during the day, bringing the positivity rate for the day to 0.64%, from 0.67% on Friday.

Of the new infections, 135 were reported in Kamrup metropolitan district, 13 in Barpeta and 12 in Jorhat.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 tests performed in the state so far has reached 2,54 37,888.

Of the five COVID-19 deaths reported during the day, two were from Kamrup (rural) and one from Golaghat, Kamrup Metropolitan and Kokrajhar.

The total death toll in the state reached 6,071 with a fatality rate of 0.99%.

The number of COVID-19 patients who died for other reasons remained at 1,347.

A total of 184 patients were released from different facilities during the day after testing negative for the virus, according to the NHM bulletin.

The number of cured patients in the state to date is 6,06,117 with a cure rate of 98.51%.

Assam currently has 1,756 active cases of the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of beneficiaries receiving vaccines in Assam has so far increased to 3,149,1,235, with 2,07,407 having received their vaccine on Saturday.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been reworked by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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