Assam reports 760 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate drops to 8.94%

Assam has reported 760 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 7,35,621, according to the National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin.

The 760 new cases were detected out of 8,499 samples tested on Monday, with the positivity rate falling to 8.94% from 10.29% the previous day. The total number of active cases in the state rose to 5,605 from 5,527 the day before.

The new cases were reported in Dibrugarh (64), Goalpara (57), Baksa (51), Dhemaji (47) and Biswanath (42), he said.

No deaths have been reported in the state due to COVID in the past 24 hours, according to the bulletin.

The death toll remained at 6,667 while 1,347 COVID-19 positive patients have died for other reasons since April 2020.

A total of 722,002 patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far, including 682 on Monday.

The state’s COVID-19 recovery rate is now 98%. A total of 2,84,94,264 samples have been tested so far in the state, according to the bulletin.

A total of 4,80,33,830 vaccine doses, including 2,46,10,351 first doses, 2,16,73,915 second doses and 17,49,564 precautionary doses have been administered so far, according to the bulletin. PTI DG RG

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