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COVID-19 curve in Assam starts to flatten; health minister

The COVID-19 curve in the state has started flattening with the constant fall in positivity rate of the cases, claimed Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Guwahati: The COVID-19 curve in the state has started flattening with the constant fall in positivity rate of the coronavirus cases, claimed health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday.

Sarma said that there has been a constant decline in the positivity rate last week and it reached a low of 1.8% on Monday.

The absolute number of new cases has also been falling, while the recovery ratio is currently at over 85%, he added.

“We continue to remain vigilant and careful for a few more days. If this trend continues, we will be sure to win the fight against the virus,” Sarma said.

The state of Assam has condected more than 40 lakhs tests including six lakh in Guwahati so far.

The state has reported its lowest coronavirus figures in four months – 396 fresh cases and five deaths on October 11, when only 11,376 samples were tested for COVID-19.

Currently Assam has 28,439 active cases, while 1,66,036 people have recovered from the disease.

“We hope that people will follow the protocols strictly and there should not be any post-puja spike in the number of cases”, the health minister added.