• Assam State Health Minister to release New SOP today at 1 pm

    Regional

    Guwahati: With the state still reeling under the impact of the second wave of covid-19 pandemic, the state government will be releasing the new SOP guidelines that will mostly focus on the districts with higher number of covid cases.

    As per sources, districts – Golaghat, Jorhat, and Lakhimpur in Upper Assam have been witnessing high number of covid cases. Speculations are high that the above mentioned districts might see yet another covid induced mini lockdown.

    Meanwhile, speculations rife over relaxation in lockdown restrictions in Kamrup Metro wherein active cases are less than 1700 since July 1.

    Moreover, an important update which the state has been looking forward to after the announcement of the release of the SOP today is if the inter-district movement will be allowed.

    As of Monday evening, the caseload positivity rate of the state stood at 2.27 per cent with total active cases of 22,243.

    The recovery rate is at 94.56 per cent, while, the death rate due to Covid-19 fatalities is 0.90 per cent.

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