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Assam COVID-19 Update: Assam Witnesses Highest Single-Day Covid Death Toll

Even though the positivity rate remains to be low, health officials said they are fearing fresh Covid cases may go up further if Covid protocol is not sincerely followed.

Assam COVID-19 Update: Assam Witnesses Highest Single-Day Covid Death Toll

Sentinel Digital Desk

Assam on May 11 reported the highest single-day death toll of 85 fatalities.

The total death toll of the state now stood at 1,838 with a death rate of 0. 60 percent, the state NHM data.

Of the deaths recorded today, Kamrup Metro registered 35 deaths.

District-wise deaths also included: Dibrugarh (7), Nagaon (6), Kamrup Rural (5), Barpeta (4), Sivasagar (4), Sonitpur (4), Jorhat (3), Tinsukia (3), Cachar (2), Goalpara (2), Hailakandi (2), Nalbari (2), Bongaigaon (1), Dhemaji (1), Dhubri (1), Golaghat (1), Hojai (1), and Karbi Anglong (1).

Assam as of Tuesday has a total of 39, 264 cases.

May 10

As many as 77 more COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Assam in the last 24 hours. Of these 77 deaths, 30 have died in the Kamrup-(M) district.

COVID-19 deaths have also been reported from the districts are Kamrup-Rural – 10, Dibrugarh – 10, Bongaigaon – 4, Golaghat, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sivasagar – 3 cases each, Hojai, Tinsukia, Udalguri – 2 cases each, Darrang, Dhubri, Jorhat, Karimganj and Sonitpur registered 1 death each.

Further, 5803 new COVID-19 cases have also been detected in Assam on May 10. Of these new 5803 COVID-19 positive cases, 1481 cases were detected in and around Guwahati city.

On the other hand, the Assam chief minister tweeted:

May 7

ASSAM COVID UPDATE (As on May 7, 2021)

New Cases Detected - 5626

Positivity Rate - 8.24%

Kamrup (M) - 1551

Deaths - 47

May 6

Indian Railways has deployed 21 Covid Care Isolation Coaches at Guwahati Station in Assam.

These coaches are equipped with essential medical facilities & will provide necessary aid to COVID-19 patients in the State.

May 6

May 6

Assam on Thursday received 1 lakh more doses of Covishield vaccine from Serum Institute of India for people above 45 years of age, informed Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma through his official Twitter handle.

The total vaccine doses available in the state now stands at 3,25,470, the minister informed.

May 5

With the commencement of another oxygen plant, the state oxygen production capacity has increased to 70.5 MT/Per Day.

It is to be mentioned here that Assam has currently 13 oxygen plants.

In a tweet, the Assam state health minister wrote, "WITH 13 OXYGEN PLANTS OUR CAPACITY GOES UP TO 70.5 MT/PER DAY

Pleased to share that our team has been able to put one more #Oxygen unit of 0.9 MT (100 jumbo cylinder day) at Silchar Medical College. Kudos to the team for further scaling up our Oxygen availability."

May 5

RBI announces Rs 50,000 crore liquidity for ramping up COVID-related healthcare infrastructure and services till March 2022, says Governor Shaktikanta Das

May 4

The state of Assam reported 4475 New Cases in which Kamrup (M) Registered 1417 with 41 death.

May 4

The COVID-19 vaccination drive for the age group of 18 to 44 years will be symbolically launched in Assam from Wednesday. The drive will be in full swing from May 7, said health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

"While we shall launch this #CovidVaccination symbolically tomorrow, it shall be in full swing from May 7," Sarma said in a tweet.

Notably, Assam received a fresh batch of 1.5 lakh doses of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech.

May 4

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to say that the only solution in India to stop the spread of the coronavirus infection is a total lockdown. "The government doesn't get it," Rahul Gandhi said.

May 3

Vaccine Update

May 2

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited oxygen unit Premier Cryogenics in Saukuchi, Guwahati with a capacity of 30 MT.

It is to be mentioned that the plant was shut down for long for various reasons. Meanwhile, the minister requested the management to revive both units and start producing oxygen.

April 30

As per ECI guidelines, RAT/RT-PCR negative result taken within 48 hours of the start of counting or certificate of 2 doses of vaccination against covid-19 has been made mandatory to produce to gain access to the counting venues.

Meanwhile, Kamrup (M)district administration has arranged to conduct Rapid Antigen Test tomorrow i.e. 01.05.2021 at Rabindra Bhawan, Ambari, Guwahati for the authorized media persons of ECI of the district who would be entering the counting venues for media coverage. The media persons are requested cordially to make it convenient to do the same.

April 30

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa sarma visited the new Oxygen production unit of Luit Aero Products at Silapathar in Dhemaji.

The plant has a production capacity of 3.9 MT/day.

April 30

The government of India has sanctioned 5 lakh plus COVID-19 vaccine doses for people in the age group of 18-44 years.

Further, the state government will receive 71480 Covishield and 128830 Covaxin vaccines. Read more

Meanwhile, the Assam government is speeding up to procure the same immediately through funds of Assam Arogya Nidhi.

April 30

With the induction of the 11th oxygen plant in Assam, the state now has the capacity of producing oxygen of 68.7 MT/Day.

The 11th oxygen plant has been commissioned at Mahendra Mohan Choudhary Hospital, Guwahati (MMCH).

Further, the plant has the capacity of producing 0.9 MT (100 jumbo cylinders per day).

April 29

Assam on Thursday recorded 3,079 new COVID-19 cases out of the total 67,278 tests done in the State. The positivity rate for the day was 4.58 percent. Out of the new cases, 1029 cases are from the Kamrup Metropolitan district.

On the other hand, 26 persons succumbed to the infection on Thursday.

April 28

Serum Institute of India has decided to reduce the price of its coronavirus vaccine Covishield to Rs 300 from the earlier rate of Rs 400.

"As a philanthropic gesture on behalf of @SerumInstIndia, I hereby reduce the price to the states from Rs.400 to Rs.300 per dose, effective immediately; this will save thousands of crores of state funds going forward. This will enable more vaccinations and save countless lives," he said.

April 28

In order to fight against the COVID-19 virus in Assam, the state now has 10 operational oxygen plants in Assam.

Notably, with the commission of the two oxygen plants at the Assam Medical College & Hospital at Dibrugarh, the total strength of plants in Assam stands at 10.

It is to be mentioned here that the 2 oxygen plants have a capacity of 0.9 MT each (total 1.8 MT / 208 jumbo cylinder day).

Taking to his Twitter handle, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, "#AssamCovidUpdate - ASSAM NOW HAS 10 OXYGEN PLANTS. With the operationalization of 2 #Oxygen plants of 0.9 MT each (total 1.8 MT / 208 jumbo cylinder day) at Assam Medical College & Hospital at Dibrugarh, our capacity goes up to 67.8 MT/day. HAPPY, and kudos to my team."

April 27

The state of Assam recorded 3132 new COVID-19 cases as on April 27, the state's active cases tally crossed the 20,000-mark.

On Tuesday, the number of Assam's active Covid19 cases stood at 20,896.

April 27

Assam Health Minister Himnata Biswa Sarma visited the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) Oxygen plant of 0.7 MT with 100 jumbo cylinder capacity per day.

Further in a tweet, the minister said that the plant shall get functional on April 29.

April 27

The Assam government on Tuesday announced that a 1000-bed Covid Care Centre shall soon get functional at Royal Global University in Guwahati.

Taking to his Twitter handle, state Health Minister Himanata Biswa Sarma wrote, "We continue to scale up our capabilities for #COVIDEmergency2021. Glad that a 1000-bed Covid Care Centre shall soon get functional at Royal Global University in Guwahati. I visited the facility to check the ongoing preparation."

April 26

In pursuance of the Government Notification issued vide no ASE.01/2020/Pt V/1 Dated Dispur, 22nd April 2021 and as active COVID -19 cases have crossed the 1000 mark on a particular day in Kamrup Metropolitan District, all the educational institutions (Government & Non-Government) including Colleges to be closed effective April 27 till May 11.

Meanwhile, all universities, coaching institutes, and all categories of students in hostels are hereby declared closed w.e.f. 27th April 2021 to 11th May 2021. However, online classes have to be made available for the concerned students.

April 26

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has advised the Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner to shut down all educational institutions including hostels for 15 days.

Earlier today, during a press meet Sarma said that schools up to class 8 will be closed across districts that have crossed 100 cases of Covid-19.

April 26

The Assam State Health Minister taking to his Twitter handle has listed out a district-wise positive case of the state in the last 10 days, i.e. 16th April to 25th April 2021.

As per the statistics, Kamrup (M) tops the chart with 6,026 active cases while Kamrup (R) shares the second spot with 1,032 cases.

On the other hand, Dibrugarh registers 961 cases and Nagaon with 704 cases respectively.

Below is the chart as per district wise breakdown:

April 26

The Assam government as of April 25 have administered a total of 20,19,921 doses to date.

Further, 1st dose 16,04,687, 2nd dose 4,15,234 and as on April 25- 16,516 people were vaccinacted.

Meanwhile, total vaccines available in stock 3,35,080

On the other hand, Assam State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet wrote, "As Assam continues scaling up its infrastructure and resources for the #COVIDEmergency2021, we're glad that our three Oxygen plants at GMCH, which we have set up with the help of Government of India, are functional now."

ofApril 25

Giving an update on the COVID situation in the state, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that 14 deaths have been recorded and Kamrup Metropolitan with Guwahati as its leading city registered 815 number of COVID cases. The positivity rate stands at 3.24%.

April 24

Assam Health and Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that two lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines are scheduled to reach Assam today.

Further, the minister added that 70,000 people in the state have been vaccinated as of April 23.

Notably, with the rapid rise in positive cases, 80 ICU beds in Guwahati and 60 ICU beds in Silchar will be ready in the next 10 days.

Meanwhile, Himanta Biswa Sarma visited GMCH last night (April 23) to take stock of the COVID arrangements at the leading hospital of not just Assam but Northeast.

April 23

Assam has recorded 2,384 new COVID cases on April 23, Friday. Giving an update on the COVID situation in the state, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that 12 deaths have been recorded and Kamrup Metropolitan with Guwahati as its leading city continues to register the maximum number of COVID cases. Kamrup (M) reported 883 cases on Friday. The positivity rate has gone up to 3.29%.

April 22

The All Assam Students Union (AASU) advisor and also advisor to the North East Students' Organisation (NESO) Samujjal Bhattacharya took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on April 23.

April 22

The Health Ministry urged hospitals to use the drug judiciously and rationally. The ministry said that Remdesivir should be supplied only to hospitals and not to chemists or patients.

The ministry said that the drug must be given only to hospitalized patients who are low on oxygen and have advised that the use of Remdesivir Vaccine at home without out Doctor's consultation is prohibited.

April 22

As many as 1931 fresh COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Assam on Thursday (April 22). Of these, 680 cases are from Kamrup Metropolitan district, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in a tweet. The positivity rate stands at 2.63%.

Meanwhile, PM Modi is scheduled to hold a level meeting on COVID-19 at 9 AM on Friday. He will also interact with the CMs later and meet oxygen manufacturers amid spiraling demand for oxygen.

April 22

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government has ordered all coaching institutes to shall run with 50% capacity. Further, women teaching / non-teaching staff with children below 5 years shall be exempted from attending schools/coaching.

In a tweet the minister wrote, "In continuation of our earlier notice on districts over 100 cases, today Govt has ordered that coaching institutes shall run with 50% capacity. Also women teaching / non-teaching staff with children below 5 yrs shall be exempted from attending schools/coaching."

April 22

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi in a tweet wrote, "Tomorrow, will be chairing high-level meetings to review the prevailing COVID-19 situation. Due to that, I would not be going to West Bengal."

April 22

The Assam government has released district-wise stock availability of the COVID-19 vaccine as of April 21.

Below is the list:

Stock Status as 21-04-21-03
Oistrict/RVS/SVS CCP CCPTotal OVS OVSTotal InTransit stock
LO (dose)
LO (dose)
LO (dose)
In transit Total Grand Total
Assam 10780 120560 129970 261310 8060 74940 25380 108380 1120 9240 5930 16290 385980
Baksa 480 4850 3790 9UO 0 0 0 0 0 0 300 300 9420
Barpeta 0 20490 1000 21490 0 12210 3450 15660 0 0 0 0 37150
Bongaigaon 240 280 950 1470 0 2590 470 3060 0 0 50 50 4580
cachar 440 2920 3480 6840 0 9620 700 10320 0 500 U90 1790 18950
Chirang 80 450 1450 1980 0 1300 2400 3700 0 0 500 500 6180
Darrang 940 0 1730 2670 0 1560 2510 4070 0 0 0 0 6740
Dhemaji 60 1370 5220 6650 0 280 300 580 0 0 0 0 7230
Dhubri 0 1000 7850 8850 2720 0 50 2770 0 0 0 0 11620
Dibrugarh 40 450 3700 4190 400 3070 670 4140 200 0 650 850 9180
Dima Hasao 0 370 1180 1550 0 2380 210 2590 0 0 0 0 4140
Goa lpara 400 0 5090 5490 1180 1400 30 2610 0 0 0 0 8100
Golaghat 20 690 2320 3030 0 4100 1080 5180 0 0 0 0 8210
Hailakandi 60 1670 3530 5260 0 1350 150 1500 0 0 0 0 6760
Jorhat 860 10 4460 5330 800 4460 1700 6960 0 0 0 0 12290
Kamrup Metropolitan 2700 160 6500 9360 2060 6350 280 8690 600 0 190 790 18840
Kamrup Rural 700 1330 7170 9200 0 2200 250 2450 0 0 0 0 11650
Karbi-Anglong 620 2170 7000 9790 0 1640 1380 3020 0 0 0 0 12810
Karimganj 0 2100 2580 4680 0 300 700 1000 0 0 0 0 5680
Kokrajhar 0 560 6800 7360 0 1290 1780 3070 0 0 0 0 10430
Lakhimpur 460 90 2260 2810 0 1780 0 1780 0 0 0 0 4590
Morigaon 120 100 2200 2420 0 930 550 1480 0 0 0 0 3900
Nagaon 800 7560 8470 16830 0 1810 1600 3410 0 100 500 600 20840
Nalbari 640 1050 2460 4150 0 800 310 1110 0 0 0 0 5260
Sivasagar 640 1000 4720 6360 20 4200 1490 5710 0 0 1950 1950 14020
Sonitpur 160 18190 7110 25460 0 6720 800 7520 0 8640 500 9140 42120
Tinsukia 220 0 4500 4720 880 800 2520 4200 0 0 0 0 8920
Udalguri 100 0 4890 4990 0 1800 0 1800 320 0 0 320 7110
LO (dose)
Silchar RVS 0 0 0 0 0
Guwahati svs 0 51700 17560 69260 69260
Dibrugarh RVS 0 0 0 0 0
Tezpur RVS 0 0 0 0 0
Guwahati RVS 0 0 0 0

April 22

On April 21, the Assam government tested 62 passengers as COVID ve+ at Guwahati airport in RAT. Meanwhile, the number might increase after RTPCR.

In a tweet, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "On April 21, we tested 62 passengers as #COVID ve+ at Guwahati airport in RAT. The number might increase after RTPCR. Request every passenger coming to Assam to check their Covid status before boarding. Please follow #COVID19 appropriate behavior."

April 21

The Serum Institute of India on April 21 fixed the prices of the Covishield vaccine at Rs 400/dose for state-run hospitals and Rs 600/dose for private hospitals.

The prices have been fixed as per the directives of the Government of India. Serum Institute further stated that the company will serve 50 percent of the total production to the Government of India's vaccination program, and the remaining 50 percent of the capacity will be for the State governments and private hospitals.

April 21

All tankers carrying Oxygen, Nitrogen, and Argon have been granted the status of an ambulance by the Assam government, announced State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The decision has been taken to ensure hassle-free movement of these vehicles for the speedy delivery of oxygen to critical centers.

April 20

Assam on Tuesday registered a massive spike in the number of COVID-19 positive cases.

According to the daily bulletin issued by the NHM Assam, as many as 1651 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Assam on Tuesday.

Further, 3 more COVID-19 deaths were also recorded in Assam on Tuesday.

According to the latest update, out of the total 1651 fresh COVID-19 cases detected in Assam, 742 cases have been detected from in and around Guwahati city in the Kamrup Metro district.

High numbers of new COVID-19 cases have been reported from Dibrugarh – 90, Kamrup Rural – 90, and Sonitpur – 82.

The COVID-19 positivity rate in Assam on Tuesday was recorded at 2.46%.

April 20

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in a tweet said that the Centre is working closely with all the States and UTs on public health measures to contain COVID-19. However, the next 3 weeks will be crucial.

In a meeting held today, the minister further asked all the UTs to -

> Augment hospital Infra

> Ramp up testing

> Create containment zones

> Strictly enforce COVID Appropriate Behaviour

Assam's COVID-19 tally mounted to 2,24,455 on April 18 as 639 more people tested positive for the infection, while six fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,135, the National Health Mission (NHM) said.

The six deaths were reported from Barpeta, Cachar, Dhemaji, Kamrup Metropolitan, Morigaon, and Tinsukia district.

April 16

Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a press meet held at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital said that there will be no lockdown or curfew imposed in the state.

Further, the minister stated that most of the cases have come up from the trading centers of the state, not from other places.

April 16

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted:

April 16

Assam registered 573 more people tested positive for COVID-19 taking the tally in the state to 2,22,940, with 4 more fatalities pushing the death toll to 1,127, stated the National Health Mission (NHM) said in a bulletin.

Kamrup Metropolitan reported the highest number of new cases at 245, followed by Kamrup (47), Nagaon (33), and Sonitpur (30).

The four deaths were reported from Kamrup Metro, Nagaon, Karimganj, and Lakhimpur.

April 16

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that currently, the state has a stock of 3.25 lakh dose of Covishield and 2 lakh dose of Covaxin.

Meanwhile, another batch of about one lakh Covaxin dose will arrive in a day or two.

April 14

The Centre has asked the states to follow UK's containment and vaccination model; more than 1,700 people test positive at Kumbh Mela between April 1 and April 15.

Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha passes away. He was COVID positive. Congress leaders - Digvijay Singh, Randeep Singh Surjewala, and Shiromani Akali Dal leader and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal testes COVID positive.

April 14

Assam on April 14 reported 499 new cases of COVID-19, pushing the active cases to 3,613.

Kamrup Metro reported 255 fresh cases, followed by Dibrugarh at 64, Kamrup Rural at 31, and Tinsukia at 24. The positivity rate stands at 2.72 percent.

April 15

Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanata Biswa Sarma took his second dose of the COVID19 vaccine on April 15.

Taking to his Twitter handle the minister wrote, "I took my second dose of #COVID19Vaccine vaccine today! I request all those who are eligible for vaccination to take their dose on time. #Assam is all geared up to ensure vaccination to all eligible. Together, we shall win this battle against the pandemic." Read more

April 14

The Indian government has decided to fast-track approvals for COVID-19 vaccines that have been developed outside India to tackle the shortage of vaccines.

These vaccines have been granted emergency use authorization (EUA) by other drug regulatory agencies.

It is to be mentioned that the decision was taken based on the recommendation made by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) to expand the basket of vaccines for domestic use and hasten the pace and coverage. Read more

April 14

India reported more than two lakh new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry updated at 8 AM on Thursday.

The toll from the disease remained above 1,000 for the second day in a row. Meanwhile, the active cases too witnessed a massive jump of 106,173, taking the total caseload to 1471,877.

April 14

Popular singer from Assam Zubeen Garg took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a private hospital in Guwahati on April 14.

Taking his vaccine, the singer urged everyone to take adequate precautions against COVID-19.

"Today, I have got my COVID-19 vaccine. Take yours too and follow the COVID-19 protocols. Be alert and wear a mask," Garg said.

April 13

The Assam government issued fresh guidelines for mandatory COVID-19 tests of all the air passengers arriving in any airports of the state.

"In partial modification of our earlier instructions, now all air passengers arriving in any airports of Assam will have to mandatorily undergo Covid 19 test (both RAT and RTPCR) excluding the transit passengers," tweeted health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

April 13

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reviewed the preparations and took stock of the second COVID-19 wave with all the DCs, health officials, and other stakeholders via video conferencing.

Further, the CM said, "The Assam Model of COVID-19 management has borne fruit due to collective effort of the people, frontline workers, and admin. I have directed the DCs to expedite the vaccination process, ramp up medical infra and create massive awareness among the masses." Read more

April 12

With the upsurge in the demand for COVID-19 vaccines in Assam, the State Health and Family Welfare department has sought the immediate supply of 19 lakh vaccine doses from the Centre. Now it depends on the Centre as to when the vaccines will arrive in the State. Read more

April 12

The AASU (All Assam Students' Union) is worried over the fresh spike in COVID-19 positive cases in the State vis-à-vis the future of students. The leadership of the students' body feels that the fresh wave of the pandemic is bound to affect the students. Read more

April 12

The Centre on Monday granted approval to Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik-V for restricted use in India, as per sources within the drug regulator's office.

Developed by Russia's Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Sputnik V is the third COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) after Covishield and Covaxin.

The Russian jab has an efficacy rate of 91.6% and is carrying out its phase-3 clinical trials in Belarus, UAE, India, and Venezuela, according to Sputnik-V's website.

April 11

With the detection of 352 COVID-19 cases in Assam, as per the media bulletin on April 11 the total number of active cases stands at 1,902.

Currently, 73,329 COVID-19 tests are being conducted with a positivity rate of 0.48 percent. Notably, the maximum number of cases are being reported from Guwahati, which stands at 186.

Meanwhile, the Assam government has completed 75 lakh COVID-19 test as of April 11. Read more

April 9

The Dhubri district administration on Saturday imposed restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC across the district.

Further, the deputy commissioner has made wearing of face masks by all individuals in public, frequent usage of sanitisers, and practice at least two meters of social distancing.

Earlier, Section 144 was clamped in Sivasagar and Hailakandi districts as well.

April 9

With cases rising in the Kamrup district, the district administration has chalked out an action plan. Kamrup Metro DC Biswajit Pegu took an urgent meeting on April 9.



April 9

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi wrote- "Our vaccination programme has to move beyond an individual's picture on the vaccine certificate, towards guaranteeing maximum vaccination."

Gandhi also urged PM Modi to give states a greater say in procuring and giving vaccines. Read more

Meanwhile, the Assam government has released an SOP ahead of Rongali Bihu

April 8

Assam on Thursday reported 245 new COVID-19 cases and with this, the caseload has crossed 1,000-Mark.

Out of the new cases today, Guwahati, (Kamrup Metro) records the highest with 128 cases, followed by Dibrugarh at 26, Kamrup Rural at 12 cases, and Tinsukia at 10. A total of 22,888 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. Today's positivity rate is 1.07 per cent.

April 8

Assam Govt Issues 3 COVID-19 Protocol; Mandatory Test of Passengers from Karnataka & Maharastra

Assam Health and Finance minister Himahat Biswa Sarma said that the state government has issued new protocols for containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Assam.Read more

1. Passengers coming from Karnataka and Maharastra will have to do a mandatory COVID test in Assam even if they have conducted the test before coming to Assam. Read More

2. Every day one lakh COVID-19 tests will be conducted ahead of Bihu in Assam.

3. Doctors and Nurses in Assam have already taken the COVID-19 vaccine, hence there is no requirement for PPE kits for them. Further, there will be an adequate number of doctors and nurses compared to last year. Read more

April 7

With the majority of healthcare workers in India have already been completely vaccinated, the country now witnesses the second wave of the deadly virus.

In several states such as Punjab, Bihar and Maharashtra, the so-called "wedding season" has resulted in a series of super-spreader events.

Hundreds of people crammed in an air-conditioned hall in which people partied without masking or distancing during an ongoing pandemic, was always going to be an invitation for disaster.

Assam too is not far from the arrest of this virus as till April 7, the state recorded 195 new cases across the state out of which 104 had been detected from the district of Kamrup (M), as of 7th of April 2021. This metropolitan district of Assam has shown a sudden unexpected and steep rise in the cases which is very alarming, to say the least. Read more

Meanwhile, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal took his first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on April 8.

Taking to his Twitter handle the Chief Minister wrote, "Took my first shot of #COVID19 vaccine at GMCH. Vaccines are safe and will help us defeat this pandemic. I urge all eligible persons of the state to get vaccinated and continue following safety precautions." Read more

April 7

COVID: Prohibitory orders issued in Sivasagar

In pursuance of the national directives for COVID-19 management issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, and guidelines issued by Government of Assam for prevention and containment of COVID-19 in the State, the District Magistrate, Sivasagar, Bishnu Kamal Bora vide an order issued on Tuesday, has promulgated Section 144 CrPC, 1973 in the entire district. Read more

Containment Zone Declared in Hailakandi District of Assam

With the rising number of COVID-19 cases being reported from across the country, in Assam the Office of the District Magistrate in Hailakandi have declared- Nobin Sunapur under Algapur circle a containment zone. Read more

April 6

COVID-19 cases surge in one Tinsukia school

Surge in fresh COVID-19 cases in Tinsukia, particularly in schools, has created panic among the guardians. With two cases reported from the 'Guru Teg Bahadur Academy' located at Borguri, the number of positive cases spiked to 41 within a weak. Read more

April 5

Fresh COVID cases detected in Lakhimpur district

Two persons have been detected to be positive for coronavirus infection in Lakhimpur district. One of them is an inhabitant of New Delhi. He was detected to be positive while Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) was conducted to him at Lilabari Airport on Friday night. Another person is a pregnant woman under Boginadi Block Primary Health Center area. She was detected positive for the virus when she was admitted to hospital due to labour issue. Read more

48,908 people vaccinated in Sonitpur District

COVID-19 vaccination drive has been underway in Sonitpur District from January 16 along with rest of the country following the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Dr Biman Sarmah, District Immunization Officer said that a total of 48,908 people were vaccinated in Sonitpur District till April 2. Out of the total persons, as many as 38,869 people got shots of Covaxin while 10,039 people were jabbed with Covishield. Read more

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