Assam recorded its biggest single-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with 87 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. The news figures have pushed the total number of cases past 300-mark.
The state had till now recorded its biggest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases on Friday, when 49 people had tested positive for coronavirus.
Eighty-three people have tested positive for COVID-19 since morning, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The state now has 329 cases.
????Alert ~ 17 more #COVID19+ confirmed.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 23, 2020
4 from Chirang; 4 from Tinsukia; 1 from Goalpara; 8 test + at SMCH - Cachar (3), Hailakandi (3) & Tripura (2)
↗️Total cases 346
↗️Active cases 282
Update 10.55 pm / May 23#AssamCovidCountpic.twitter.com/QJjQ8KqvGH
Fifty of the 83 fresh cases were reported from Sarusajai quarantine centre in Guwahati and one from a quarantine facility in Dhubri district, he said.
Of the total 346 cases, 282 are active while 57 COVID-19 patients have been cured, four have died and three have migrated out of the state, the minister said.
A total of 55,791 samples have been tested so far in seven laboratories in the state, out of which results of 266 people have come positive for COVID-19 and those of 50,450 have come negative while the remaining reports are awaited.
With inputs from PTI