Total cases of COVID-19 in Assam crosses 6 lakh

Assam’s COVID-19 tally has crossed the 6 lakh-mark on September 24 as the state reported 406 new cases, as per an official bulletin.

The state has so far reported 6,00,048 cases.

Seven more people died in the state during the day due to COVID-19 complications, taking the toll to 5,834.

One death each was reported from Darrang, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup Metropolitan, Kamrup Rural, Nalbari and Sivasagar districts, the bulletin said.

Kamrup Metro reported the highest number of new cases at 122.

The new cases of COVID-19 were detected after testing 61,092 samples, registering a positivity rate of 0.66 per cent.

There are 3,309 active cases in the state at present.

During the day, 429 patients recovered, taking the total recoveries to 5,89,558.

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