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    14 dies of COVID on Sunday; death toll in Assam reaches 562

    GUWAHATI: The Assam government has revealed that as many as 14 COVID positive patients from different parts of the state have succumbed to the disease on Sunday alone following which the death toll altogether was increased to 562.     

    Assam’s health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Very sad and anguished to inform that 14 more COVID positive patients have succumbed to the disease. My condolences to the bereaved families; may God bless you with the strength to endure this tragedy. We stand by you in this hour of grief.”

    Till Sunday, Assam has recorded 156680 COVID positive cases out of which 127335 were discharged while 28780 numbers of patients were still undergoing treatment at different hospitals of the state.

    Recently, the health minister anticipated an alarming situation to be faced by the entire state in view of the rapid spread of the virus. Taking cognizance of the current trend of the spike, Sarma also estimated that the state may record around 90,000 positive cases in the month of September alone which he cautioned will turn disastrous.         


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