Assam on Saturday received 50,000 more doses of Covishield vaccine people in the age group of 18-44 years. With this, the vaccine stock in the state now stands at 166,709.

Taking to Twitter, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “We have received 50,000 more #CovishieldVaccine doses from for age group of 18-44. We will get more doses soon.. Request everyone to get vaccinated. Stock for 18-44: 166,709.”

The vaccination drive for those within the age group of 18 to 44 years started on Friday with 32,936 beneficiaries having received the first dose of the vaccine across 244 centers in the state.

Meanwhile, the number of daily Covid cases in Assam crossed the 5,000-mark for the first time this year, as 5,626 more tested positive for Coronavirus. Kamrup (M) remains the worst affected district, with 1,551 fresh cases in the past 24 hours.

With this, the total active cases in the state has gone up to 34,146 while 47 fresh fatalities pushed the overall death toll to 1,578.