Assam reports 1,797 new COVID-19 cases, 20 fresh fatalities

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Guwahati, Jul 19 (PTI) Assams COVID-19 caseload mounted to 5,49,080 on Monday as 1,797 people tested positive for the infection while 20 fresh fatalities pushed the coronavirus death toll of the northeastern state to 5,019, the National Health Mission bulletin said.

Kamrup Metro district reported the highest number of cases at 237, followed by Golaghat (230), Dibrugarh (115), and Jorhat (113).

Of the 20 fatalities, four deaths each were reported from Golaghat and Sonitpur and two from Goalpara.

Barpeta, Cachar, Charaideo, Darrang, Dhemaji, Jorhat, Karbi Anglong, Karimganj, Nagaon, and Sivasagar reported one death each.

The current death rate is 0.91 percent and the number of COVID-19 positive patients dying due of other causes is 1,347.

The state now has 16,107 active cases, and 5,26,607 patients have recovered from the infection, including 2,138 in the last 24 hours.

The new cases were detected out of 1,52,771 tests conducted during the day.

A total of 1,71,33, 089 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state thus far.

So far 89,24,857 people have been vaccinated, of whom 15,55,855 have received both doses. PTI DG MM MM

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