The latest report on covid-19 in Assam states that 196 fresh Covid-19 cases have been recorded, which makes the total number of infected persons to 7,25,677, the National Health Mission (NHM) stated in a bulletin.The state had logged 196 new cases on Friday with the positivity rate as high as 11.15 per cent. This is the highest single-day spike in the state of COVID-19 cases in around five months as 273 more people were tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours. It also recorded a fresh fatality due to coronavirus after several days.

The caseload of the state, which is observing a gush in COVID-19 cases since mid-June after a lull of four months, has now risen to 7,25,950. After nearly five months on July 6 the 200-mark in daily infections was breached when 210 cases were detected with the positivity rate at 10.14 per cent.The positivity rate standing at 10.38 per cent, about 2,631 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

The highest number of new cases was reported from Kamrup Metropolitan district, which primarily comprises Guwahati city, with 100 new cases.While Kamrup (Rural) logged 46 cases, Dibrugarh 24 and Darrang 17 respectively. One death was reported from Kamrup Metropolitan district, taking the overall death toll to 6,640. Another 1,347 patients have died due to other reasons since 2020.

A total of 90 patients recovered of the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,16,823 people and the discharge rate to 98.74 per cent.The state’s current cases stands at 1,138 which is an increase from 956 the previous day.Altogether 2,84,03,126 samples have been tested for the infection so far.A total of about 4.67 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the state till date. Among these are 2.45 crore first doses, 2.14 crore second doses and 7.45 lakh precautionary doses respectively.

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