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    Covid-19: Positivity rate comes down from 18 to 4.5 per cent in Guwahati

    Till Saturday, there were altogether 57,714 Covid-19 positive cases in the state out of which 40,591 positive patients were discharged from various hospitals of the state.

    GUWAHATI: Assam health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that the Covid-19 positivity rate has come down from 18 to 4.5 percent in Kamrup metro district.   

    The minister said, “Here are two trends of COVID cases in Guwahati in between July 16th to August 8th. Positivity rate has come down from 18% to 4.5%. The number of positive cases per day is also slowing down. Need to maintain this trend for a few more weeks.”

    According to a statistical data released by the health minister on Sunday, the number of Covid1-9 positive patients recorded on daily basis from July 16th to August 8th was – 598 on July 16, 570 on July 17, 575 on July 18, 577 on July 19, 448 on July 20, 570 on July 21, 354 on July 22, 219 on July 23, 417 on July 24, 353 on July 25, 171 on July 26, 155 on July 27, 295 on July 28, 348 on July 29, 283 on July 30, 281 on July 31, 275 on August 1, 268 on August 2, 414 on August 3, 550 on August 4, 362 on August 5, 470 on August 6, 442 on August 7 and 299 on August 8.    

    Till Saturday, there were altogether 57,714 Covid-19 positive cases in the state out of which 40,591 positive patients were discharged from various hospitals of the state. However, 16,980 patients were still found to be active and were undergoing treatments at various hospitals. Ass has recorded 140 Covid-19 deaths till Saturday.

    On Saturday, there were 299 positive cases in Kamrup metro district, 165 at Cachar district, 150 at Nagaon district and 142 at Dibrugarh district.  

    “We have managed to maintain low positivity rate (4.04%)”, the health minister said on Saturday.

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