Assam reports 2,169 new COVID-19 cases, 23 fresh fatalities


GUWAHATI: Assam’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 5,38,407 on Tuesday as 2,169 people tested positive for the infection while 23 fresh fatalities, the National Health Mission bulletin said.

Kamrup Metro district reported the highest number of cases at 258, followed by 232 in Golaghat, 138 in Lakhimpur, and 116 in Sonitpur.

The current death rate is 0.91 percent and the number of deaths due to other causes is 1,347.

The state now has 20,284 active cases and 5,11,888 people have recovered from the infection.

The new cases were detected out of 1,63,94,057 tests conducted during the day.