GUWAHATI: As many as 15 COVID-19 patients succumbed to their infection over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll in Assam to 1,215.
On the other hand, the state yesterday recorded 3,137 fresh COVID-19 cases with Kamrup (M) reporting 1153 cases alone. The district also recorded eight deaths during the past 24 hours.
With this, the state’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 2,40,670.
Dibrugarh district recorded a total of 268 new cases and three deaths, while Kamrup reported 255 new cases followed by Darrang with 127 cases.
At least two deaths were reported from Barpeta district, while Goalpara recorded a single death yesterday.
Assam currently has 17,764 active COVID-19 cases, while 2,20,344 patients have recovered from the disease, including 828 yesterday.
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The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 91.55 per cent. The state has so far tested 83,47,310 samples for COVID-19 and positivity rate is 4.29 per cent.
Meanwhile, in pursuance of the government directive issued earlier, the Kamrup (M) district administration has ordered closure of all educational institutions, including hostels, for the next 15 days, after the district crossed the 1,000 COVID-19 cases mark on a particular day.
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