Assam COVID-19 positive tally crosses 40,000 mark

As many as 1,862 more people tested positive for the disease on Friday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Assam’s COVID-19 positive tally on Friday crossed the 40,000 mark as 1,862 more people tested positive for the disease, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

So far, a total of 9,17,395 samples have been tested in the state. Of the tested samples, the state has recorded a total of 40,269 COVID-19 cases so far.

The death toll rose to 98 as four more succumbed to COVID-19, while number of active cases rose to 9,811 and the number of recoveries to 30,357, Sarma said. He said that the 1,862 new cases included 281 cases from Kamrup Metropolitan district, 202 cases in Kamrup, 140 in Cachar, 129 in Sonitpur, 117 in Dibrugarh, 114 in Nagaon and 105 in Jorhat.

Among the new cases on Friday, a nine-day old girl from Hailakandi district was also tested positive for the virus. The girl became the youngest COVID-19 patient in Assam. The baby patient has been taken to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital for treatment.

However, the test result of the mother of the baby girl turned out to be negative, the district official said.

First Published: Aug. 1, 2020, 9:26 a.m.