Assam reports 2,289 new COVID-19 cases, 26 fresh fatalities


GUWAHATI: Assam’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 5,24,556 on Wednesday as 2,289 people tested positive for the infection while 26 fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll of the north-eastern state to 4,743, the National Health Mission bulletin said.

Golaghat district reported the highest number of cases at 226, followed by 211 in Lakhimpur, 181 in Kamrup Metro, and 158 in Jorhat.

Of the 26 fatalities, five deaths were reported from Sivasagar, three each from Barpeta, Golaghat, and Kamrup Metro, and two each from Charaideo, Goalpara, and Hojai.

Cachar, Darrang, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Morigaon, and Udalguri reported one death each.

The current death rate is 0.90 percent and the number of COVID-19 patients dying due to other causes is 1,347.

The state now has 22,024 active cases and 4,96, 442 people have recovered from the infection.

The new cases were detected out of 1,01,729 tests conducted during the day.

So far, 77,20,119 people have been vaccinated, of whom 13,17,981 have received both doses.