Swab sample collection for COVID-19 test

Assam recorded the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with a massive surge of over 4,500 new cases, while successfully conducting over 1.43 lakh tests on August 12.

The Assam Kaziranga University admissions

State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that 1,43,109 tests for COVID-19 were conducted in the state on August 12.

It led to detection of 4,593 new cases, with today’s positivity rate stands at 3.20 per cent.

Over 17 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state till date.

The death toll increased to 161 with six casualties confirmed during the day.

The highest single-day discharge of cured COVID-19 patients was also recorded on August 12 as 2,136 discharges took the recovery tally to 47,209.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state now stands at 21,626.

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