COVID-19 situation in Assam likely to come under control by August 15


GUWAHATI: COVID-19 situation in Assam is likely to come under control by August 15 as the positivity rate is dipping in the state.

“Positivity rate in Assam is now below 5 per cent. In Guwahati it is in between 2.5-3 per cent,” said Assam health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

He stated that around 35,000-40,000 tests have been conducted in Assam on Monday. In Guwahati alone, around 5 thousand tests have been conducted.

“Tomorrow we are going to conduct 50 thousand tests in Assam. The number will rise according to the number of tests. If we can remain careful for next 10-15 days in Guwahati, certainly the cases in the city will decrease,” said Himanta Biswa Sarma.