Guwahati: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal chaired an all-party meeting in Guwahati on Thursday over the COVID-19 situation in the state.

At the meeting with representatives of various political parties of Assam, Sonowal deliberated on several issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

“On the occasion, reviewed two presentations highlighting measures to contain the virus,” he tweeted after the meeting.

“I urged representatives of all the political parties to encourage and promote #COVID19 appropriate behaviour among the public, while adhering to the protocol of ‘Test, Trace, Treat’. We shall work unitedly in the spirit of Team Assam to defeat the virus,” he said in another tweet.

Meanwhile, Assam’s COVID-19 tally rose to 2,29,138 on Wednesday as 1,665 more people tested positive for the virus while five new fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll to 1,150, the state National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said.

The fresh fatalities were reported from Dibrugarh (2) and one each in Barpeta, Cachar and Kamrup Metropolitan districts.

Of the new COVID-19 cases, the highest 674 patients were detected from the state capital, followed by 125 in Kamrup district, 74 in Nagaon and 67 in Dibrugarh.

Assam currently has 9,048 active COVID-19 cases, while 2,17,593 patients have recovered from the disease including 297 patients during the day, it said.

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