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The Assam government on June 26 reported 43 fresh cases of COVID-19 taking the number of active cases in the state to 240.

The Assam Kaziranga University admissions

The recent spike in the number of fresh cases were reported from Kamrup Metro, Kamrup, Nagaon and Hojai districts. Kamrup Metro, which comprises the main city of Guwahati, reported 32 fresh cases during the last 24 hours.

The state has tested 776 samples for COVID-19 during the day, with the positivity rate declining marginally to 5.54 per cent from 5.65 per cent on the previous day.

Assam’s Novel Coronavirus tally rose to 7,24,551 with the detection of the fresh infections, a health bulletin said.

A total of 7,16,323 patients have been cured of the disease so far, with the recovery rate being at 98.86 per cent.

After a lull of more than three months, there has been a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, with 212 new cases being reported since June 19.

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