60 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours, the biggest peak of a day in Assam


Minister of Health Himanta Biswa Sarma with doctors in an Assam hospital.


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.

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


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