Assam records highest single day spike of 1931 COVID-19 cases; 10 deaths

Assam records highest single day spike of 1931 COVID-19 cases; 10 deaths


GUWAHATI: Assam’s COVID-19 tally today mounted to 2,31,069 as the state reported this year’s highest single day spike of 1931 fresh cases, while 10 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,160.

Kamrup (Metro) reported three deaths, Karbi Anglong two, while Barpeta, Dibrugarh, Karimganj, Sonitpur and Tinsukia districts recorded one death each.

Kamrup (M) recorded the highest number of 680 new cases, followed by Dibrugarh 143, Kamrup 136 and Nagaon 103.

Assam currently has 10,571 active COVID-19 cases, while 2,17,991 patients have recovered from the disease, including 398 today.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state now is 94.34 per cent. The state has so far tested 80,98,956 samples for COVID-19 and positivity rate is 2.63 per cent.

A total of 14,54,377 people have so far received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine across the state and 3,68,502 persons have got the second dose of the vaccine.

As many as 18,22,879 people, including 4,92,748 frontline workers, 3,10,855 healthcare workers and 10,19,276 people above 45 years have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine in the state so far.

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Among those inoculated, 1,72,213 frontline workers, 1,20,222 healthcare workers and 76,067 persons above 45 years have received the second shot of the vaccine so far.

Meanwhile, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today ruled out the possibility of imposing a lockdown in view of the rapid surge of COVID-19 and state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced the detection of the Indian double mutant strain.