GUWAHATI- Assam reported a record 92 deaths due to COVID-19 on Monday, while the number of COVID-19 cases registered an all-time high of 6,394 persons, pushing the total number of infections to 3,35,023, the National Health Mission (NHM) said.
With 26 persons in Kamrup Metropolitan, 11 in Kamrup, seven in Sonitpur, six in Darrang, five each in Cachar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, three each in Barpeta, Nagaon, Nalbari and Sivasagar, two each in Golaghat, Charaideo, Hojai, Jorhat, and one each in Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Karbi Anglong, Morigaon, South Salmara and Udalguri districts losing their lives, the total number of deaths due to the pandemic rose to 2,271 persons.
NHM said 1,347 more COVID-19 patients have died till now, but the government”s Death Audit Board has not included them in the tally of deaths caused by the COVID-19 virus as they had other ailments too.
With detection of 6,394 patients against testing of 91,481 samples on Monday, Assam has reported a positivity rate of 6.99 per cent for the day, the NHM daily bulletin said.
Out of new cases, the highest 1,100 patients were detected from the state capital, followed by 502 in Kamrup, 456 in Dibrugarh and 430 in Nagaon.
Health Minister Keshab Mahanta visited the Karimganj Civil hospital and SK Roy Civil Hospital in Hailakandi in Barak valley and reviewed treatment facilities and took stock of COVID-19 status there.
“In a meeting at the Karimganj DC office with the DC, health officials and local dignitaries, discussed immediate measures to be taken to boost health infrastructure in the District to bring down rising cases at the earliest,” he tweeted.
Mahanta also held a meeting with the Hailakandi deputy commissioner and other senior officials and asked them to keep a strict vigil of containment zones.
Meanwhile, state government in a notification suspended All inter-district transport services and movement of people to and from other for 15 days with effect from 5 AM of May 21, 2021 (Friday) or until further orders.