Guwahati: Assam’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 1,043 with three more persons succumbing to the disease on Wednesday, while 76 new positive cases took the tally to 2,16,139, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
He said that 115 patients recovered from coronavirus infection and were discharged from hospitals of the state, taking the total number of cured people to 2,11,835.
Assam currently has 3,258 active cases while three patients have migrated out of the state.
“Sad to share the demise of two #COVID patients today……Condolences and Prayers”, the minister tweeted.
? 7⃣6⃣ Cases detected out of 25498 tests conducted today with positivity rate of 0.30%
Kamrup Metro- 29
? 1⃣1⃣5⃣ patients discharged today
↗️Total cases- 216139
▶️ Recovered- 98%
▶️ Active cases- 1.51%
▶️ Deaths- 0.48%
10:30 PM/Dec 30 pic.twitter.com/0dlCOi40vD
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) December 30, 2020
The three persons who died were all senior citizens and hailed from Cachar, Kamrup Metropolitan and Nalbari districts.
Sarma said that the new cases were detected out of 25,498 tests conducted during the day with a positivity rate of 0.30 per cent.
The total number of tests conducted in the state so far is 59,33,893. (PTI)