1,665 new Covid-19 cases in Assam

 1,665 new Covid-19 cases in Assam

As per the sources, Assam recorded 1,665 new Covid-19 cases and 5 cases of fatalities in the last 24 hours till date. The total number of cases so far is 2, 29,138 and the total number of Covid induced fatalities is 1,150. Highest number of cases in Assam has been reported from the districts Kamrup Metro with 674 cases, Kamrup Rural at 125, Nagaon at 74 and Dibrugarh at 67. 

Health Minister of Assam, Hemanta Biswa Sarma made an announcement in his tweet, “Assam will give free vaccines to everyone from 18 to 45 years. GOI is giving free vaccines for 45+. Funds collected in Assam Arogya Nidhi last year shall be utilized for procurement of vaccines. Today itself, we’ve placed orders for 1 crore doses with @BharatBiotech.”

He further added, “For all people traveling to Assam, a 7-day home quarantine is being mandatory, in addition to the testing. Government officials and those traveling for medical reasons, and people with bereavement cases shall be exempted.”

More than 80, 25,528 test have been conducted so far and the cases of fatalities have been reported from Cachar, Dibrugarh, Barpeta and Kamrup Metro. The recovery rate is 94.96 but the positivity rate is 2.68%.

Health Minister, Hemanta Biswa Sarma made an announcement where he stated that in case Kamrup Metro crosses 1000 cases then all educational institutions and hostel will remain shut until any further notification. Free vaccination will begin from 1st May 2021. 

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