Guwahati: Assam’s COVID-19 tally rose to 7,23,693 on Monday as 198 more people tested positive for the infection, while five fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 7,957, a health bulletin said.

The state government ordered a withdrawal of all COVID-19 restrictions with effect from Tuesday, except the one barring unvaccinated people from entering public places except hospitals, following an improvement in the situation.

Kamrup Metropolitan district, which primarily comprises Guwahati city, reported 46 fresh cases, taking its tally to 1,56,837.

Two fatalities were recorded in Bongaigaon, and one each in Biswanath, Dibrugarh and Sivasagar districts.

The state now has 2,292 active cases, while 7,13,444 people have recovered so far, including 400 people in the last 24 hours.

The positivity rate deceased to 0.61 per cent as 32,260 samples were tested for COVID-19, taking the total number of clinical examinations to 2,82,39,192.

As per the fresh order, only the restriction of entry of non-vaccinated people to public places barring hospitals remains in force. The state government asked people to carry their vaccination proof.

Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua said in the order that the pandemic situation has improved significantly and most of the districts are reporting less than 10 positive cases every day during the last 2-3 weeks.

Accordingly, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) issued a new order abolishing all restrictions with effect from 6 AM of February 15. It only said wearing of masks, using of sanitiser and maintaining social distancing should be followed strictly.

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