Assam logs 713 new COVID-19 cases, 10 fresh fatalities


Guwahati:  Assam’s COVID-19 tally rose to 5,82,750 on Thursday as 713 more people tested positive for the infection, while 10 fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 5,538, a health bulletin said.

Kamrup Metropolitan district, under which Guwahati falls, recorded the highest number of new cases at 136, followed by Golaghat at 52, Lakhimpur at 48, and Barpeta at 41.

Dibrugarh, Kamrup Metropolitan, and Jorhat reported two fresh fatalities each, while one death each was registered in Chirang, Golaghat, Sonitpur, and Kamrup Rural.

The state now has 6,949 active cases, while 5,68,916 people have recovered from the disease thus far, including 779 in the last 24 hours, it said, adding the recovery rate stood at 97.63 per cent.

A total of 1,347 COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities to date, the bulletin said, adding that the mortality rate stood at 0.95 per cent.

The state has thus far tested 2,07,28,687 samples for COVID-19, including 96,200 in the last 24 hours.

A total of 1.51 crore people have been inoculated so far, of whom 26.47 lakh have received both doses, it said.