Assam reports 17 deaths, 1,120 new COVID-19 cases


Guwahati: Assam on Monday reported 17 more COVID-19 deaths, which took the toll to 5,404, according to a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission. The coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state mounted 5,75,220 with 1,120 new cases, it said.

Of the fresh fatalities, three were recorded in Golaghat district, two each in Hojai, Kamrup Rural and Karimganj and one each in Cachar, Darrang, Dhubri, Goalpara, Jorhat, Kamrup Metro, Nagaon and Sonitpur.

Currently, the COVID death rate is at 0.94 per cent, and 1,347 coronavirus-positive patients have died in the state due to other ailments.

Of the new cases, 197 were reported from Kamrup Metro,74 from Barpeta, 68 from Golaghat and 67 from Lakhimpur.

At least 1,066 people were cured of the disease during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 5,58,720, it said.

The recovery rate among coronavirus patients in the state stands at 97.13 per cent.

Assam now has 9,749 active cases, the bulletin said.

The fresh COVID cases were detected from 1,40,454 tests conducted during the day with the daily positivity rate at 0.80 per cent.