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The COVID-19 tally in Assam is approaching the 1.5 lakh figure while the death toll also continued to increase. Altogether COVID-19 casualties confirmed in the state is 482.

The overall COVID-19 tally has increased to 1,44,166 with detection of 2,403 new cases on September 14, with positivity rate of over 7.45 per cent.

Kamrup Metro district, under which Guwahati comes, continued to account for highest number of cases as well as deaths in the state.

The number of recovered patients also increased to 1,15,051 with 1918 patients discharged from different hospitals and COVID care centres on September 14.

The active COVID-19 positive caseload in the state is currently 28,630.

Meanwhile, in order to further strengthen the medical set-up in the state, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on September 14 distributed appointment letters to over 1,000 nurses and technicians.

Appointment letters to 1,000 staff nurses under National Health Mission, Assam, and 215 ICU technicians under the state health department were distributed by the minister in Guwahati.

Speaking on the occasion, he said the health department was working to improve facilities in government hospitals to such a level that patients will prefer coming to government hospitals over private ones.

(The story was updated to correct inconsistency in data.)

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