Kamrup Metro records 255 new COVID-19 cases


GUWAHATI: Assam on Thursday recorded 499 fresh COVID-19 cases. Out of the new cases, 255 cases were from Kamrup Metropolitan district.

According to a media bulletin issued by National Health Mission (NHM), in Kamrup Metro, while 142 cases were detected in RTPCR tests, 113 cases were found in antigen tests.

The only fatality in the state on Thursday was reported from Kamrup Metro district.

The state currently has a total of 3,613 active cases, the bulletin said.

It said that 85 patients recovered from the disease on Thursday, taking the total number of cured people to 2,16,284. As the infection was detected in 499 people against the testing of 18,323 samples on Thursday, Assam has reported a positivity rate of 2.72 per cent.