File photo: Himanta Biswa Sarma

As COVID-19 cases continued to increase in the state, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on September 2 reviewed the preparedness to tackle the current situation.

Sarma reviewed the current situation with the deputy commissioners through video conferencing, urging all the districts to remain alert.

“While we have begun with pending projects to align with the new normal, our fight against the pandemic shall carry on. To review our preparedness and current situation of COVID-19 in Assam, held a meeting with DCs. We can’t afford to lower our guards,” the minister wrote on Twitter.

The overall COVID-19 tally in the state has reached 1,15,279 with 3555 new cases detected in the last 24 hours.  The positivity rate at 7.44% was above 7 for the third consecutive day on September 2.

While Kamrup Metro district reported 924 new cases in the last 24 hours, over 200 cases were confirmed from Nagaon, Dibrugarh and Baksa.

The death toll has climbed to 323 with eight COVID-19 deaths confirmed on September 2.

The number of recovered patients has also increased to 88,726 with active cases at 26,227.

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