Assam reported one more Covid-19 fatality on Sunday, taking the loss of life toll due to the illness to 11 within the state, and 327 new circumstances of the an infection, well being and household welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned.
A 45-year-old man died on the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) whereas present process remedy for the coronavirus, he added.
“Sad to inform that a 45 year old, resident of Khanapara, Guwahati died due to COVID-19 today in GMCH. He was brought to the hospital late, in critical state. The doctors could not save him. My sincere condolences to the bereaved family,” the minister mentioned in a tweet Of the 327 new circumstances, 195 had been reported from Guwahati metropolis and the tally of coronavirus circumstances climbed to 7,492 within the northeastern state, he mentioned.
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Guwahati in Kamrup (Metro) district, the place an entire lockdown has been imposed for 14 days from Sunday night time, has to this point reported 1,160 Covid-19 circumstances.
“327 new #COVID19+ cases detected in Assam today. Out of these, 195 cases were reported in Guwahati City in last 24 hours,” Sarma mentioned in one other tweet.
It is the second-highest single-day hike after the 331 circumstances detected on June 21.
Meanwhile, 44 police personnel have examined optimistic for the illness within the state and 1,127 are in quarantine, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Law and Order, G P Singh mentioned.
“Continuing to serve the people of Assam during Covid pandemic, 44 @assampolice personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 till June 28th 2020. 1127 personnel are under quarantine. They are all in high spirits,” he mentioned in a tweet.
A complete of 274 sufferers had been cured of the illness and discharged from hospitals on Sunday, Sarma mentioned. Of the 7,492 Covid-19 circumstances reported within the state to this point, 5,088 have recovered from the illness.
“There are 2.5 times more people who’re back home than in hospitals now. With 5000+ recovered at a rate of 71 per cent we’ve done very well,” the minister tweeted.
Assam presently has 2,390 lively coronavirus circumstances and three individuals have migrated to different states.
The state has to this point examined 3,85,299 samples for the illness in 12 laboratories.
“Our teams continue to painstakingly carry out #COVID19 testing to ensure targeted tracing. Today about 10,000+ tests were conducted, taking the total to 385,299,” Sarma tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Dhubri Circuit House has been declared a Covid-19 containment zone after a commandant of the 20 Assam Police (IR) Battalion examined optimistic for the an infection on Saturday, an official mentioned.
Sarma mentioned 300 nurses have been recruited on the GMCH.
“We have recruited 300 nurses on regular basis today in Guwahati Medical college in order to strengthen nursing workforce in our fight against COVID-19,” the minister tweeted.
Besides the 14-day full lockdown in Kamrup (Metro) from Sunday night time, a 12-hour night time curfew has been imposed throughout Assam from Friday, together with weekend lockdowns in cities and municipal areas.