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Assam reports 69 more COVID cases; 46 in Guwahati alone

Assam reports 69 more COVID cases; 46 in Guwahati alone

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GUWAHATI: Amid a nationwide surge in COVID-19 cases, Assam yesterday reported 69 more cases of the deadly pathogen, bringing fresh worries another 'wave' in the coming days. During the same 24 hour period, as many as 2 people passed away.

According to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission (Assam), 46 of these cases were reported in the Kamrup (M) district --- the urban epicenter of the Northeast Indian states.

While 13 persons tested positive by the RT-PCR tests, as many as 33 people were tested positive via the Rapid Antigen testing method.

Kamrup (8), Tinsukia (6), Cachar (2), Darrang (1), Dhubri (1), Dibrugarh (1), and Sonitpur (1) are the other districts that reported cases of the virus.

The Covid-19 pandemic in India reached a dreadful milestone when daily cases surpassed one lakh for the first time, making India just the second country after the United States to see a six-figure increase in infections in a single day, on Sunday.

The cumulative Covid-19 tally in the country for Sunday has yet to be declared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

On Sunday, India reported 1,03,844 new cases, led by a major outbreak in Maharashtra, which added a record 57,074 new infections.

According to the Covid-19 database compiled from state governments, the national case count on Sunday was more than 5,000 higher than the previous high of 98,795 cases recorded on September 17 last year.

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