File photograph: Swab sample collection

Assam has been witnessing continuous increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the past few days. Asa many as 195 fresh cases were reported from the state on April 7.

With the fresh cases reported on April 7, the total number of active cases in the state climbed up to 847.

Out of the 195 fresh COVID-19 cases, 104 of them were reported from Kamrup Metro district alone while 16 were reported from nearby Kamrup district along with 19 from Dibrugarh and 12 from Tinsukia districts.

What was more worrying for the state was the increase in the positivity rate – which on April 7 was 0.92%. Out of the total 21,162 tests done on April 7, 195 came out positive.

The positivity rate was below 0.5% in the past few weeks.

The health department, though, said that this spurt in the number of cases was due to more testing.

Fresh COVID-19 cases in Assam

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