Assam’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 11 with 327 new Covid-19 cases

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Assam reported one more death due to Covid-19 on Sunday, taking the toll in the state to 11, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The 45-year-old resident of Guwahati succumbed to the disease at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, he said.

“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 a critical state. The doctors could not save him. My sincere condolences to the bereaved family,” the minister said in a tweet.

He said 274 patients were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, taking the number of those recovered from the disease to 5,088.

With 327 new Covid-19 cases being reported in the last 24 hours. Out of the new cases, 195 cases have been reported alone from Guwahati city.

The state’s Covid-19 tally stands at 7,492, of which 2,390 cases are active and three patients have migrated to other states.

“There are 2.5 times more people who’re back home than in hospitals now. With 5000+ recovered at a rate of 71 percent we’ve done very well,” Sarma said in another tweet.

The state has so far tested 3,85,299 samples in 12 laboratories.

As many as 44 police personnel including a Superintendent of Police level officer have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state. Additional Director of Police GP Singh said 1,127 police personnel are under quarantine in the state.

The health minister said that 300 nurses have been recruited at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital.

“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,” he tweeted.

The state government has imposed a 14-day complete lockdown in Kamrup (Metro) district, of which Guwahati city is a part, from Sunday night amid a spurt in COVID-19 cases.

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