352 new COVID-19 cases push Assam”s tally to 2,20,310

352 new COVID-19 cases push Assam”s tally to 2,20,310

Guwahati, Apr 11 (PTI) Assam”s coronavirus cases
surged to 2,20,310 on Sunday as 352 more people tested
positive for the infection while one new fatality pushed the
COVID-19 death toll to 1,118, the National Health Mission
(NHM) bulletin said.

With the state witnessing the second wave of
coronavirus infections, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda
Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reviewed the
preparedness to deal with the pandemic at different places.

Of the 352 new COVID-19 cases, Kamrup (Metropolitan)
district reported 186 cases followed by Dibrugarh (23), Nagaon
(18), Tinsukia (17), the bulletin said.

The state currently has a total of 1,902 active
COVID-19 cases, while 2,15,943 people have recovered from the
virus, including 36 on Sunday, it said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate in the state is now 98.02
per cent.

The state has so far tested 75,21,991 samples for
COVID-19 and the overall positivity rate is 2.93 per cent, it
said.

Meanwhile, Sonowal reviewed the COVID-19 scenario and
preparations with top officials and doctors at Assam Medical
College and Hospital in Dibrugarh.

“Urged all to create awareness among the masses and
focus on the #TikaUtsav, targeting and testing,” he tweeted.

Sarma along with Health Department officials visited
the Guwahati-based Kalapahar TB Hospital, which was
transformed into a COVID-19 centre last year, to check
preparedness for dealing with the situation.

“Spoke to doctors & teamto understand their
requirements including checking on availability of PPE Kits.
Advised best attention to #COVID19 patients here,” he tweeted.

The NHM bulletin further said a total of 12,44,151
people have so far received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
across the state, while 2,54,218 persons have got the second
dose. PTI TR
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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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