Assam recorded its largest increase in one day in the number of COVID-19 cases with 60 people testing positive in the past 24 hours. The figures pushed the total number of cases beyond 300 marks.
On Friday, the state recorded its largest one-day increase in COVID-19 cases, when 49 people tested positive for the coronavirus.
Fifty-three new cases were reported today afternoon while seven people tested positive for COVID-19 in the morning, said Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The state now has 319 cases.
“Fifty-three new # COVID19 + cases confirmed – 44 from the Sarusajai quarantine center, 7 from the Dima Hasao district and 2 from Cachar,” tweeted Sarma.
Alert ~ Fifty-three new # COVID-19[FEMALE[FEMININE + confirmed cases – 44 from the Sarusajai quarantine center, 7 from the Dima Hasao district and 2 from Cachar.
Total cases 319
Active Affairs 258
Update 1:40 p.m. / May 23#AssamCovidCountpic.twitter.com/Z9jZpTsMkS
– Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 23, 2020
Fifty of the 60 new cases were reported by the Sarusajai quarantine center in Guwahati and one by a quarantine facility in the Dhubri district, he said.
Out of a total of 319 cases, 258 are active while 54 COVID-19 patients have been cured, four have died and three have emigrated out of state, said the minister.
A total of 55,791 samples have been tested so far in seven state labs, of which 266 people tested positive for COVID-19 and 50,450 tested negative while other reports are pending .
With PTI inputs