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Assam coronavirus update: Death toll climbs to 760 with 11 fatalities

Assam reported 11 more COVID-19 deaths, pushing the toll to 760, even as the coronavirus tally soared to 187,718 with 1,518 fresh cases

Coronavirus | Assam | Coronavirus Tests

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

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reported 11 more COVID-19 deaths on Monday, pushing the toll to 760, even as the tally soared to 1,87,718 with 1,518 fresh cases, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The deaths were reported from Golaghat, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Barpeta, Darrang, Kamrup Metropolitan and Morigaon districts, he said.

The new cases include 355 from Kamrup Metropolitan -- the most affected district with over 46,000 infections so far, Golaghat (136) and Dibrugarh (108).

conducted 35,670 tests since Sunday with a positivity rate of 4.26 per cent, Sarma said.

The state has thus far tested 36,73,960 samples for COVID-19.

It now has 34,831 active cases, while 1,52,124 patients have recovered from the disease and discharged from different hospitals and COVID care centres, the minister said.

Meanwhile, 1,398 recovered patients have donated plasma at five medical colleges and hospitals with plasma banks.

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First Published: Tue, October 06 2020. 06:26 IST