Guwahati, Oct 29: Assam reported 278 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, 44 fewer than the previous day’s figure, bringing the number to 610,150, the National Health Mission Bulletin said. The positivity rate fell slightly to 0.73 percent from 0.81 percent on Thursday when the state recorded 322 new cases. Three new deaths – two from Kamrup metro area and one from Nalbari – during the day brought the death toll to 5,992. The bulletin said 1,347 coronavirus patients had died of other illnesses.
The bulletin said that the number of active Covid cases in the state is currently 2,444. Among the new cases, Kamrup Metro had the highest number at 112, followed by Jorhat (29), Kamrup Rural (23) and Barpeta (16). These 278 new cases were detected through 43,841 tests. A total of 278 Covid patients were discharged from hospitals on Friday, bringing the number of recovered patients so far to 6,00,367 with a cure rate of 98.40 percent.
While the total number of recipients of COVID-19 vaccines in the state so far is 2,79,96,544 of whom 78,96,412 have received both doses.
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