Assam's positivity rate now stands at 5.12%
Assam's positivity rate now stands at 5.12%|Representational image

COVID-19: Assam nears 88,000-mark with 1,856 new cases; death toll 227

Assam recorded 1,856 new infections on Friday, discharged over 2,000 patients & reported 6 new COVID related deaths

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: Assam reported 1,856 new COVID-19 infections on Friday out of 36,180 tests conducted, reaching a cumulative figure of 87,908 reported cases. Assam's positivity rate now stands at 5.12%.

Of the new cases, 433 are from Kamrup (M), 150 from Dibrugarh, 143 from Cachar and 121 from Kamrup rural district.

State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "Alert ~ 1856 #COVID cases detected today out of 36180 tests done in last 24 hours

Positivity Rate- 5.12%

Kamrup (M)- 433, Dibrugarh- 150, Cachar- 143, Kamrup R- 121"

The state also recorded six COVID related fatalities which bumped up the death toll to 227.

The deceased persons are Madhai Saha (53) of Dhubri; Kameswar Lahkar (55) of Barpeta; Kamal Krishan Mahanta (47) of Kamrup R; Haripad Deb Nath (55) of Hailakandi; Bidhu Bhushan Das (57) of Cachar and Sahida Khatun (43) of Dibrugarh.

Meanwhile, 2,476 people were cured and discharged, taking the total number of cured and discharged people to 65,596.

It is the third consecutive day when Assam discharged over 2,000 people. State health minister lauded the achievement and tweeted, "For the third consecutive day, we have more than 2K discharges. Absolutely brilliant job by medical team"

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