Assam recorded its biggest single-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with 60 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. The news figures have pushed the total number of cases past 300-mark.
The state had till now recorded its biggest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases on Friday, when 49 people had tested positive for coronavirus.
Fifty-three fresh cases were reported today afternoon while seven people tested positive for COVID-19 in the morning, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The state now has 319 cases.
“Fifty three new #COVID19 + cases confirmed – 44 from Sarusajai Quarantine Centre, 7 from Dima Hasao district and 2 from Cachar,” Mr Sarma tweeted.
Alert ~ Fifty three new #COVID19 + cases confirmed – 44 from Sarusajai Quarantine Centre, 7 from Dima Hasao district and 2 from Cachar.
Total cases 319
Active cases 258
– Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 23, 2020
Fifty of the 60 fresh cases were reported from Sarusajai quarantine centre in Guwahati and one from a quarantine facility in Dhubri district, he said.
Of the total 319 cases, 258 are active while 54 COVID-19 patients have been cured, four have died and three have migrated out of the state, the minister said.
A total of 55,791 samples have been tested so far in seven laboratories in the state, out of which results of 266 people have come positive for COVID-19 and those of 50,450 have come negative while the remaining reports are awaited.
With inputs from PTI