Assam reports 2 COVID deaths, 248 new infections

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Guwahati, Nov 7 (PTI) Assam's COVID-19 death toll on Saturday went up to 940 with two more persons succumbing to the disease, while 248 new infections pushed the tally to 2,08,637, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Altogether 555 patients also recovered from the infection, taking the total number of cured people to 2,00,936.

The state currently has of 6,758 active cases, the minister said adding that three persons have migrated out of the state, he said.

'Two more patients succumbed to their infections today... My condolences to the bereaved families & friends,' Sarma said on Twitter.

The new deaths were reported from Lakhimpur and Tinsukia districts.

With this, the total number of people losing their lives due to coronavirus in the state has gone up to 940.

However, Sarma had earlier said on multiple occasions that several hundred more COVID-19 patients have died, but the government's Death Audit Board has not included them in the fatality figure as they had other ailments too.

'248 Cases detected out of 23232 tests conducted today, with positivity rate of 1.07%,' the minister tweeted.

The total number of tests conducted in the state so far is 48,34,733. PTI TR NN NN