Guwahati: At a time when the number of COVID cases in the state is steeply rising, a total of 4,679 police personnel in Assam Police have tested positive for COVID-19, among which 20 have succumbed to death.
Assam ADGP GP Singh informed about the numbers from his Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote: “@assampolice 4679 personnel have tested positive till date. 4483 have recovered. The recovery rate is heartening upwards of 95%. 3893 have rejoined duties. Unfortunately, we’ve lost twenty colleagues till date.”
Meanwhile, 3,590 fresh COVID cases were detected out of 1,48,780 tests conducted in the state on Wednesday. The positivity rate in Assam stands at 2.41%.
Assam’s COVID tally stands at 1,80,811 total cases, among which 1,43,999 recovered, 36,112 active cases, 697 deaths and three migrated to other states.
However, 17 deaths were recorded in the state on Wednesday. Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took Twitter to inform about the deaths.