Assam COVID-19 updates: 2,781 new cases, 34 fresh fatalities


GUWAHATI: The addition of 2,781 new cases took Assam’s COVID-19 tally to 4,93,688 on Thursday. The death toll rose to  4,344 with 34 fresh fatalities.

Golaghat district recorded the highest number of fresh cases at 249, followed by Sonitpur (228) and Dibrugarh (182), a health bulletin said.

Jorhat reported the highest number of fresh fatalities at five, followed by four in Kamrup Metro, Karbi Anglong, Nagaon and Tinsukia and two each in Charaideo, Darrang and Hojai.

The state now has 29,667 active cases, while 4,58,330 people have recovered from the disease thus far, including 3,604 in the last 24 hours.

The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state stands at 92.84 per cent, while the mortality rate is at 0.88 per cent.

A total of 1,347 coronavirus patients have died due to other causes to date.

The state has so far tested over 1.42 crore samples for COVID-19, including 1.24 lakh in the last 24 hours. The daily positivity rate stood at 2.24 per cent.