Assam reports lowest daily surge in COVID-19 cases in nearly 6 months


Guwahati: Assam reported its lowest daily surge in new COVID-19 cases in nearly six months as 86 more people tested positive for the infection on Sunday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

A 60-year-old woman succumbed to the infection, pushing the state”s coronavirus death toll to 974, he said.

The state reported less than 100 new cases for the first time since May 28 when 73 infections were detected.

The fresh infections have pushed Assam”s COVID-19 tally to 2,11,513, the minister said.

The death rate remained constant at 0.46 per cent for the last fortnight, he said.

As many as 175 more people have been cured of the disease, pushing the state”s recovery count to 2,07,394.

The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients stands at 98.05 per cent, he said.

Assam now has 3,142 active coronavirus cases, Sarma said, adding three patients have migrated to other states.

The state has so far tested 51.37 lakh samples for COVID-19, including 9,994 in the last 24 hours. (PTI)