GUWAHATI: Assam’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 964 on Monday as one more person succumbed to the disease, while 186 new cases took the tally to 2,10,454, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The person who died is a 66-year-old man from Dima Hasao, the minister said.
The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the state so far crossed the 50-lakh mark with 19,372 samples tested during the day.
So far the state has tested 50,18,957 samples through rapid antigen and RT-PCR methods.
Of the new cases, 37 were reported from the Kamrup Metropolitan district.
? 1⃣8⃣6⃣ Cases detected out of 19372 tests conducted today, with positivity rate of 0.96%
Kamrup Metro- 37
? 4⃣0⃣5⃣ patients discharged
↗️Total cases- 210454
▶️ Recovered- 97.90%
▶️ Active cases- 1.63%
▶️ Deaths- 0.46%
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— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 16, 2020
The recovery rate in the state further improved to 97.90 per cent with 405 people discharged during the day.
So far, 2,06,041 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the state, the minister said.
The number of active cases also declined considerably and stands at 3,446. (PTI)