Guwahati: Assam(AS) reported its largest single-day spike of 613 new COVID-19 instances on Tue., with the state’s tally crossing the 8,000-mark & the number of deaths raising to 12, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated.
The overall no. of COVID-19 instances within the state approached 8,407 & Guwahati city, that falls under Kamrup (Metro) dist. & where a full lock-down was enforced for 14 days from Jun 28 midnight, has recorded 1,767 instances till now.
The previously largest single-day spike of 331 instances has been recorded on Jun 21.
“A overall of 613 new COVID-19 instances sensed today. A overall of 380 instances have been recorded in Guwahati city alone, & want for caution could’t be over emphasised,” the minister tweeted.
A 50-year-old person, a native of Guwahati, has been took passed on Jun 22 to Guwahati Medical College Hospital (3) & his own samples have been sent for checking, that has been subsequently affirmed to be positive, Sarma stated.
“I’m sad to notify that a 50-year-old of Fatasil Ambari, Guwahati has been took passed to GMCH on Jun 22. Subsequently, he has been tested positive(+ve) for #COVID19. With this our number of deaths goes as many as 12,” he tweeted.
He extended his own heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family (4).
On Tue., 314 sufferers have been cured & discharged from various hospitals of the state, taking the overall no. of recovered instances to 5,647, Sarma stated.
“Pleased that 314 extra sufferers were discharged today in Assam(AS), taking our recovery rate to 72 percent,” he tweeted.
Of the overall 8,407 instances, 2,745 are active instances, 5,647 citizens have recovered, 12 have passed away & 3 have migrated out of the state, he stated.
Sarma, with his own deputy minister Pijush Hazarika & different Sr. officials, conducted a video footage conference with all this deputy commissioners of the state & instructed them to follow all regulations with ruthless precision.
“PM Shri @narendramodi stated it all today – we shouldn’t lower our guards as we unlock. In a VC with all DCs of Assam(AS), I made it amply evident that we’re still in a danger zone & must follow all regulations with ruthless precision,” he tweeted.
The state has tested 4,12,214 samples till now for COVID-19 in 12 govt laboratories & some outsourced centers.
“Our aggressive & targetted checking is designed to flatten the curve by tracing all those who may be potentially contaminated. Pursuing Herculean measures, health dept. groups approached checking figures of 4,12,214 today. Your cooperation was essential a strive for #CovidFreeAssam,” Sarma tweeted.
Meantime, a 250-bed COVID Hospital (3) in Patanjali Yogpeeth, Mirza near Guwahati had become operational from Tue., Sarma stated.
“Toured the Hospital (3) again & assured all support to doctors & employees by Govt. This ability boosts our epidemic Mgmt infra-structure,” he tweeted.
The minister furthermore stated that the full salary of Assam(AS) govt employees for Jun going to be declared on Jul 1.
“In spite of the apparent problems & fiscal restrictions, we’re trying our finest to make sure least issues for everyone. We greatly worth your patience & understanding,” he stated.