Guwahati witnesses rapid increase in COVID-19 cases


GUWAHATI: On Friday among the total 365 COVID-19 positive cases detected in Assam, 134 cases were reported solely from Guwahati. The city which is under 14-day lockdown has been witnessing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. Following that the government authorities have been requesting the residents of the capital city to observe total lockdown strictly.

On Thursday, 238 COVID-19 cases were found in Guwahati only. On the other hand, among the total 548 COVID-19 cases in Assam on July 1, 378 cases were detected in Guwahati alone.

The city saw biggest single-day spike on June 30 with 380 cases among the total 613 new COVID-19 cases in Assam on that particular day.  

According to reports, several cases have been detected in Guwahati on Saturday in the Rapid Point of Care Antigen Detection Tests which has been recently introduced in the state.