Guwahati (Assam) , Aug 16 : A total of 1057 new Covid cases were detected in thestate on Saturday taking the total number of cases so far in the state to 75, 558 .
Out of the new cases only 293 cases were reported from Kamrup Metro .
Today a total of 1593 patients were discharged after full recovery .
7 more critically ill Covid patients succumbed to their infections at various hospitals across the state on Saturday taking the death toll to 182 .
The patients have been identified as Sarita Devi Jain (50) of Bongaigaon; Abdul Wadud (58) of Darrang; Himangshu Ranjan Das (55) of Karimganj; Foyaz Ahmed Laskar (66) of Hailakandi; Nirmal Tamvli (72) Mridul Khanikar (54) of Dibrugarh and Bharati Hazarika (65) of Nagaon .
Confirming the days development , Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted , “📌Alert ~ 1057 COVID cases detected on August 15 out of 20805 tests done in last 24 hours
Our positivity rate continues to be low (today- 5.08%) which gives us confidence
Kamrup (M)- 293
↗️Total cases 75558
↗️Active cases 23680
↗️Deaths 182 “