87 New Coronavirus Cases In 24 Hours, Biggest Single-Day Spike In Assam

Assam COVID-19 Cases: 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.

Coronavirus Cases: Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma with doctors at a hospital in Assam.

Guwahati:

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.

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

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