Coronavirus: COVID-19 Cases Up In Assam, State To Conduct More Tests Before Rongali Bihu
Despite assurances from the Assam health department on COVID-19 resurgence not happening in the state yet, it is showing a rising trend in the number of cases. The average number of cases that the state recorded in the beginning of the year, January-February, were 13 daily which has risen to 83 daily in April.
Assam has recorded its highest spike of this year on Wednesday with 195 new cases, a bulletin from the state health department mentioned. It reported 245 cases today.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said the health department is going to tests one lakh people within a week; also, contact tracing and targeted testing would be done.
This is to ensure the government isolates more positive patients before Rongali Bihu due next week.
According to state government data, the state has 2.19 lakh confirmed cases of which 847 are still active. 1,111 have died so far and the mortality rate is 0.51 per cent.