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Covid Cases on the rise: Assam records 1,167 new cases in the last 24 hours

Guwahati : In the wake of the rising Covid cases, Assam government announced new Standard Operating Procedures, in order to tackle the rising infection cases.

Assam has been witnessing a rapid surge in Covid cases in the last two-three days with cases of the new variant Omicron already registering 9 cases in the last two days.

Assam on Friday registered 1,167 new cases of Covid-19, taking the active caseload to 3,601. The positivity rate has zoomed up again standing at 3.32 percent.

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As per the health bulletin published by the state National Health Mission, 253 cured cases of the virus have been discharged with two deaths registered.

The new Covid cases today were detected out of 35,127 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, and the highest cases have been reported from Kamrup Metro (517), Kamrup Rural (96), Hojai (61), and Tinsukia (51).

The overall Covid-19 tally of Assam has stood at 6,24,499 cases, with total recoveries touching 6,13,373.

The recovery rate stood at 98.22 percent.

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Of the total nine Omicron cases detected in the state of Assam, includes one resident whose sample was collected in Meghalaya.

Assam detected its first Omicron cases on January 5 with the first case being detected on a Saudi Arabia returnee, testing positive for the strain.


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