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Assam’s Covid Alert: Strict Covid testing conducted for all passengers

Authorities have ramped up Covid testing in different parts of the state. Strict testing is being conducted in bus terminals and railway stations for all passengers incoming in different parts

Authorities have ramped up Covid testing in different parts of the state. Strict testing is being conducted in bus terminals and railway stations for all passengers incoming in different parts of the state.

In Gohpur, authorities are conducting testing at the railways station for all passengers who are coming from other parts. Testing is being conducted at the railway station from early morning hours and every passenger is being made to go through it.

Meanwhile, Assam’s Covid-19 tally has taken a massive spike with nearly 8000 cases being reported in the last 24 hours.

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In the latest numbers, a total of 7,929 fresh cases of infection have been reported from the state which pushed the total tally to 6,78,057. The state’s active caseload stands at a total of 41,118.

Out of these fresh cases, the Kamrup Metropolitan district topped the list with 1,716 cases followed by Dibrugarh (486), Kamrup Rural (424), Cachar (422).
With these fresh cases, Assam‘s Covid positivity rate now stands at 12.92 percent.

On the other hand, the state reported 12 covid related deaths yesterday taking the death toll to 6,260. Meanwhile, a total of 1,960 patients attained recovery and were discharged bringing the total number with recoveries to 6,29,332. This put Assam’s recovery rate at 92.81 percent.

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First Published: 21st January, 2022 15:18 IST

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