Assam reports 1,792 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths


GUWAHATI: Assam on Friday recorded 1,792 new COVID-19 cases which took the tally to 1,67,374.

“1792 #COVID cases detected today out of 28245 tests.

Positivity Rate- 6.34%

Kamrup M- 387; Jorhat- 169; Dibrugarh- 121; Cachar- 105,” health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on Twitter.

On the other hand, 17 more patients succumbed to the infection in the state on Friday.

Meanwhile, 1,571 patients were discharged from different hospitals and COVID-19 care centres after their recoveries.

“We all must give priority to our health and invest in increasing our family’s immunity by having proper nutrition and rest,” Sarma said in a tweet.