Assam records massive spike of 156 new COVID cases; tally at 548

Assam records massive spike of 156 new COVID cases; tally at 548

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Guwahati, May 25 : Assam on Monday registered its first three-digit single-day spike in new COVID-19 cases as 156 more patients have been detected, taking the overall tally to 548. State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma informed of the new cases through Twitter. Golaghat has reported the highest number of cases today (Monday) till now with 59 cases from the district. While 21 have been reported from Karimganj, 17 from Lakhimpur, nine from Barpeta, eight from Guwahati quarantine centre and seven from Kamrup (metro).

Six have been confirmed from Kokrajhar, five each from Cachar and Sibsagar, four from Hailakandi, and three from South Salmara. Four cases have been detected in Dhemaji, which was the lone district in the state without a single COVID case till yesterday. Two more cases have been found in Nalbari and Tinsukia, while one each in Jorhat. Morigaon, Goalpara and Nagaon.

On the other hand, five patients have recovered in the state today, taking the number of COVID 19 patients discharged to 62. Meanwhile, reacting to apprehensions that the infection was spreading within the quarantine centres, Dr Sarma claimed that samples are taken before a person is sent to quarantine. The state has been recording a major spike in new cases, with the previous biggest increase of 87 new cases in a single-day reported on May 23, while 46 new cases were reported yesterday also. The total number of cases now stands at 548, of which 62 have recovered and four have died so far. (UNI)