COVID-19: New SOP to be issued on 15 June


GUWAHATI: As the number of COVID-19 cases in the state is decreasing, the Assam government will issue a new set of SOP on June 15, informed Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta.

Speaking to Newslive, the Health Minister said, “New SOP will be issued on June 15. As the Covid situation in Assam is turning normal there will be some relaxations in the new SOP,”

“Tomorrow Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma will inform about the current COVID situation in the state,” Mahanta added.

It is to be mentioned that Assam’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 4,42,694 on Tuesday as 3,948 more people tested positive for the infection while 43 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,738, the National Health Mission bulletin said.
The number of COVID-19 patients dying of other causes is 1,347. The current death rate is 0.84 percent.
At present, Assam has 49,158 active COVID-19 cases, the bulletin said. The new cases were detected out of 1,33,212 tests conducted on Tuesday with the daily positivity rate at 2.96 percent while the cumulative tests conducted in the state so far are 1,19,41,949. As many as 3,88, 451 people have recovered from the infection, including 3,419 on Tuesday. The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state is 87.75 percent. A total of 35,87,993 persons have received the first dose of vaccine and 8,60,549 persons have got the second dose.