3,137 fresh cases in Assam, 15 more dead

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, April 26: The state has recorded 3,137 fresh Covid-19 positive cases taking the total number of Covid-19 positive cases to 2,40,670 in the state on Monday, an official report of the state health and family welfare department here said.

Of those fresh cases, 1153 cases are from the Kamrup Metropolitan district.

268 from Dibrugarh, 255 from Kamrup (Rural), 127 cases have been reported from Darrang district,

The Covid-19 tests were conducted on 73,181 people on Monday. The positivity rate for the day was 4.29 per cent.

With discharge of 828 positive patients, the state has now 17,764 active positive patients.

15 more patients succumbed to the virus during the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll in the pandemic to 1215, the report said.

Of the deaths, eight have been reported from Kamrup (Metro) district, 2 from Barpeta, three from Dibrugarh, one from Goalpara and one death case has been reported from Kamrup (Rural) district, the report said.

Two journalists Ayushman Dutta and Tanmoy Chakravorty succumbed to their Covid-19 infection on Monday.

A total 20,98,155 people have been vaccinated during the day, the report added.

In Hojai district, 50 fresh cases have been reported on Monday. All have been admitted in the Neelbagan CCC for treatment.

In Sivasagar district, a total of 54 fresh cases were detected on Monday. There are 261 active cases in the district.

202 patients are under home isolation, 56 in Sivasagar Civil Hospital, 2 in Siu-Ka-Pha Hospital and 1 in Sanjeevani, Dibrugarh. 40 patients were discharged on Monday.

Hailakandi reported 17 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday, pushing the coronavirus tally in the district to 3,438.

All the active cases have been found positive under Rapid Antigen Test. So far 1,74,684 samples have been taken, including 1,145 samples on Monday. Results of 645 samples are being awaited from Silchar Medical College and Hospital.

With these new cases, the district has altogether 54 active Covid-19 cases while 3,361 patients have recuperated from the disease. 14 patients are presently undergoing treatment at SK Roy Civil Hospital and 40 kept under home isolation.

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