Assam reports 22 more Covid19 deaths

Guwahati, Apr 28 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 4/28/2021 12:40:18 PM IST

In the second wave of Covid19, Assam for the first time reported more than 20 deaths due to the virus on Wednesday.

With these deaths, the toll of Covid19 fatalities in Assam reached 1,255, Northeast Now reported.
On Wednesday, Assam reported 22 Covid19 deaths, which is the highest number of fatalities in the second wave of the pandemic.
Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on his Twitter handle informed that the state reported 3,045 new Covid19 positive cases in the last 24 hours.
The Assam health minister informed that the new cases were confirmed out of 55,480 tests. The overall positivity percentage of Assam stood at 5.49% on Wednesday. Of the new Covid19 positive cases, the Kamrup Metro district registered 1,206 cases, health minister Sarma said. Assam’s recovery rate on Wednesday stood at 90.77%. 
PTI Adds: Meanwhile, The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Assam Branch on Wednesday urged the state government to ensure more COVID-19 testing of people and to expedite the vaccination process. Expressing serious concern at the rising number of cases in the state and the aggressive nature of the second surge of Covid in the country, IMA state president, Dr. Satyajit Borah and secretary, Dr. Sikha Sarma said that people must get themselves vaccinated without any hesitation and fear as the benefit of Covid-vaccine is beyond any doubt. The IMA also advised the state government to accelerate the testing mechanism like in the first phase as the number of tests in recent time is very low, they said. It is also of concern that test kits are not easily available and testing by private players has considerably gone down after the irrational ceiling by the government, the doctors said.

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