Assam reports 10 more COVID-19 deaths, 1,798 new cases

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Guwahati, Jul 20 (PTI) Assam reported the lowest number of 10 COVID-19 deaths in the second wave of the pandemic on Tuesday while 1,798 more people tested positive for the infection, pushing the caseload to 5,50,878 the National Health Mission bulletin said.

The 10 fresh fatalities increased the COVID-19 death toll to 5,029 while the number of active cases in the state is 16,250.

Bongaigaon, Charaideo, Darrang, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural, and Sonitpur reported one death each.

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

Of the new cases, the highest 256 patients were detected from Kamrup Metro, followed by 165 in Golaghat, 109 in Lakhimpur, and 107 in Dibrugarh.

The new cases were detected out of 1,42,017 tests conducted during the day. The daily positivity rate on Tuesday was 1.27 per cent.

So far, 1,72,75,106 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Assam.

As many as 5,28,252 patients have recovered from the infection, including 1,645 in the last 24 hours.

The current coronavirus recovery rate in the state is 95.89 per cent.

COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to 90,78,378 people, of whom 15,86,383 received both doses. PTI DG MM MM

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