Assam reports 14 COVID-19 deaths, 975 new cases


Guwahati: Assam reported 14 more COVID-19 deaths, which raised the toll to 5,357, while 975 new cases pushed the tally to 5,72,546, according to the bulletin issued by the National Health Mission on Friday.

Of the 975 new cases, 121 are from Kamrup Metro, 76 from Lakhimpur, 61 from Sonitpur and 60 from Dibrugarh.

At least 1,347 COVID-19 patients in the state have died to other causes, the bulletin said. As many as 1,94,18,631 samples have been tested in the state thus far, including 1,15,049 tests on Friday. The fatality rate stands at 0.94 per cent and the positivity rate at 0.85 per cent.

The northeastern state currently has 10,372 active cases, the bulletin stated. Altogether 1,266 patients were discharged during the day, which took the total number of recoveries to 5,55,470.

The state has inoculated 1,20,84,028 people with COVID-19 vaccines till date, of which 21,11,498 have received both the doses, the bulletin added.