The total number of COVID-19 cases in Assam reached 2,693 after 12 fresh cases were reported in the state on Monday.

The state now has 2,050 active cases, while 636 patients have recovered from the disease and 4 people have succumbed to the virus so far.

State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Alert ~ 12 new #COVID19+ cases reported. 7 Nagaon, 5 Barpeta.”

(Total cases 2693, Recovered 636, Active cases 2050, Deaths 04)

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Assam had crossed the 2,600-mark with 208 new COVID-19 positive cases on Sunday, taking the total number of infections in the state to 2,681.

39 of the fresh cases were reported from Hojai, 24 from Dhubri, 10 from Nagaon, seven from Golaghat, six from Majuli, five from Lakhimpur and one from Dhemaji among others, he said.

Sarma said an “inadvertent error” on June 6 had led to over reporting of 39 cases.

“So net total, after adjustments, today is 208,” the minister tweeted.

The number of cases has nearly doubled in a week, the state recorded a steep increase since inter-state movement began on May 4.

Meanwhile, 48 more patients were discharged on Sunday after they tested negative for the disease twice, taking the number of those cured to 636.

To screen all the people coming from outside the state, the government has imposed a mandatory institutional quarantine policy for everyone, barring some exceptions.

Assam has so far tested 1,53,326 samples for COVID-19 in seven laboratories of the state, NIV in Pune and some outsourced laboratories, the Health and Family Welfare Department said in its daily bulletin on Sunday night.

(With inputs from PTI)