Assam reports 2,493 new COVID-19 cases, 24 fresh fatalities


GUWAHATI: Assam’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 5,29,693 on Friday as 2,493 people tested positive for the infection while 24 fresh fatalities, the National Health Mission bulletin said.

Kamrup Metro district reported the highest number of cases at 247, followed by 209 in Golaghat, 176 in Jorhat, and 173 in Lakhimpur.

The current death rate is 0.90 percent and the number of deaths due to other causes is 1,347.

The state now has 21,689 active cases and 5,01,869 people have recovered from the infection.

The new cases were detected out of 1,17,087 tests conducted during the day.