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Assam COVID-19 count breaches 1000-mark with 177 new cases on May 29
The COVID-19 tally in Assam breached the 1,000 mark as the state recorded the biggest single-day spike yet with 177 new cases, taking overall tally to 1057 on May 29.
More than 650 new cases have been reported in the state in the last four days, with people returning from outside accounting for the major chunk of the new patients.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that out of the new cases, six are air travellers, while 39 have been detected in Kamrup district, 17 in Tinsukia, 16 in Golaghat, 14 in Dhubri and 11 each in Cachar, Golaghat and Biswanath Chariali.
Twenty five cases have been reported from Kamrup Metro, including 14 in Guwahati.
Nine cases are from Udalguri, eight are from Hojai, six from Karimganj and four from Dhemaji.
Two each has been confirmed from Lakhimpur, Hailakandi, Darrang and Karbi Anglong.
Meanwhile, 22 patients were discharged from different hospitals in the state, taking the number of recovered patients to 125.
The number of active cases in the state now stands at 925, while four others have died.
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