GUWAHATI: Assam’s COVID-19 tally went up to 2,14,165 on Wednesday after 146 fresh cases of infection were detected from various parts of the state, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The death toll increased to 998 with one more person succumbing to the disease from Dibrugarh district.
The minister said that 178 patients recovered from COVID-19 during the day taking the total number of cured people to 2,09,622.
? 1⃣4⃣6⃣ Cases detected out of 28896 tests conducted with positivity rate of 0.51%
Kamrup Metro- 46
? 1⃣7⃣8⃣ patients discharged today
↗️Total cases- 214165
▶️ Recovered- 97.88%
▶️ Active cases- 1.65%
▶️ Deaths- 0.46%
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— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 9, 2020
The number of active patients at present is 3,542, he said adding that three patients have migrated out of the state.
Altogether 28,896 samples were tested for coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the number of such tests to 55,40,330 which includes both Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR tests. PTI