Assam logs 586 new COVID-19 cases, 9 fresh fatalities


Guwahati: Assam’s COVID-19 tally rose to 5,88,025 on Saturday as 586 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the state”s coronavirus death toll to 5,636, a health bulletin said.

Kamrup Metropolitan district registered the highest number of new cases at 123, followed by Golaghat (71) and Barpeta and Jorhat (36 each).

Four fresh fatalities were recorded in Barpeta, while Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural and Nagaon reported one death each.

The state now has 6,087 active cases, while 5,74,955 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 675 in the last 24 hours, it said, adding that the recovery rate stood at 97.78 per cent.

As many as 1,347 patients have died due to comorbidities to date.

The state has tested over 2.14 crore samples for COVID-19, including 84,785 in the last 24 hours.

The administration has inoculated over 1.39 crore people thus far, of whom 30.24 lakh have been fully vaccinated.