Guwahati: Assam has recorded the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday with 30 fatalities, while 2,385 fresh cases pushed the tally in the state to 2,58,961.
The 30 deaths reported during the day include 12 from Kamrup (M), four from Barpeta, three from Udalguri, two each from Bongaigaon, Dibrugarh and Sonitpur and one each from Goalpara, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup and Tinsukia.
The positivity rate has also jumped to 10.01% in the state.
Out of the new cases, 1,099 are from Kamrup (M), 181 from Tinsukia, 148 from Dibrugarh and 90 from Nagaon. The new cases were detected out of the 23,818 cases conducted over the past 24 hours.
The state has currently 24,551 active COVID-19 cases. Moreover, a total of 2,831 people were discharged during the day, taking the total number of recoveries to 2,31,703 with a recovery rate of 89.47%.