GUWAHATI: The Assam government has revealed that as many as 16 COVID positive patients from different parts of the state have succumbed to the disease on Wednesday alone following which the death toll altogether was increased to 597.
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Very sad and anguished to inform that 11 more COVID positive patients have succumbed to the disease. My condolences to all the families. We stand by you in this hour of grief.”
Till Wednesday Assam recorded 1,63,491 total cases, among which 1,30,947 are discharged cases, 31,944 active cases, 597 deaths and three migrated to other states.
New 2,098 COVID cases were detected in state out of 29,896 tests done in last 24 hours on Wednesday.
Out of the new cases, 505 cases are from Kamrup (M), 172 from Jorhat, 160 from Dibrugarh and 152 from Lakhimpur among others.
The state’s positivity rate stands at 7.02%.