Guwahati: Despite the strict lockdown that is being implemented in the urban district of Kamrup (M), Assam, the COVID-19 infection has shown no sign of stopping as the count in Guwahati rose by another 649 on Wednesday, July 15.
On Wednesday, Assam registered 1,088 new cases, out of which a lion's share of cases was detected in the state's capital region alone. This is a continuation of the spiking trend of COVID-19 cases in the area in the last few days. A day earlier, 627 cases were detected in Guwahati city, more than half the number of cases (859) detected in Assam. On July 13, 513 COVID-19 cases were detected in the urban region. Thus, it can be observed that despite the numerous restrictions that have been imposed by the administration, the number of cases is actually continuing to tick upwards. This is a far departure from the initial stages of the outbreak when a few cases here and there were seen as alarming.
In an encouraging sign, however, the number of recoveries has also continued to rise upwards. Yesterday, 715 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals across Assam. To date, 12,888 people have been discharged from Assam hospitals, leaving the number of active cases at 6,815.
📌Alert ~ 1088 new #COVID19 ve+ patients in Assam, 649 in Guwahati alone.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 15, 2020
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↗️Total cases 19754
↗️Active cases 6815
11:50 PM/July 15/ Day's total 1088#AssamCovidCount pic.twitter.com/fFdlQFm4ow
Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 tally surged to 9.68 lakh cases this morning after 32,695 new patients were registered in the last 24 hours in the country's biggest single-day jump in fresh infections, the Union Health Ministry said this morning.
In the last 24 hours, 606 deaths linked to the highly contagious illness were reported, taking the COVID-19 death count to 24,915. About 6.1 lakh patients in the country have recovered so far and the recovery rate in the country as on Wednesday stood at 63.25 percent this morning.