Northeast Covid Scenario: Cases spike in Assam and Sikkim


Guwahati: Assam has witnessed a massive spike in COVID cases. 1,167 new COVID cases have been detected in the state in the last 24 hours, of which the highest number of cases, 517, has been detected in the Kamrup (Metropolitan) district.

The positivity rate has increased to 3.32% as compared to the 2.37% positivity rate recorded the previous day. There is a spike of 323 cases in comparison to the previous day’s figures of 844.

It is to be mentioned that, two Covid related deaths have been reported in the state. The recovery rate, on the other hand, is 98.22 percent.

Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate in the Himalayan state of Sikkim has surged to a high of 15.5% in a span of just 7 days.

As per the state Health Department, the positivity rate stood at 0.6% on January 1st and has jumped to 15.5% now.

What is even more concerning is that, despite the Union Health Secretary earlier asking states and union territories to ramp up testing, Sikkim is still lagging behind, with only around 200 tests being conducted on a daily basis, as per sources.

It may be mentioned here that Sikkim is one of the few remaining states in the country without any known Omicron cases so far.