Assam recorded its highest single-day spike of 331 coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally of cases in the state close to 5,600.

The state’s health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed the development in a tweet.

On June 4, the state had reported 285 positive Covid-19 positive cases. Another major concern for the state is the fact that people without any travel history are now testing positive for the virus. A family of four — without any travel history — tested positive in Guwahati recently.

The gradual rise in cases in Guwahati has prompted authorities to declare 178 areas in Guwahati as containment zones.

Assam currently has over 2,000 active coronavirus cases and 3,360 have recovered after getting infected. There have been nine deaths in the state.

It may be noted that the state’s recovery rate has further improved to 63.2 per cent; 202 patients were discharged after recovery on Sunday.

Over 2.8 lakh tests have been conducted in the state as of today and the health minister said that the end goal is to trace all potential Covid-19 infections.

The Assam Targeted Surveillance Program (ATSP) said it now aims to cover more than 50,000 random tests during a week.

Not just Assam but many Indian states are witnessing a sharp rise in cases. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi continue to remain worst-affected in terms of case numbers.

India has so far recorded over 4.25 lakh coronavirus cases, of which 1,74,387 are active cases while over 2.37 lakh people have been discharged after recovery. The country has recorded nearly 13,700 deaths due to coronavirus.

News Source: India Today


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