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Assam reports 6 more COVID-19 deaths; toll rises to 121

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases, Six more persons from Assam have succumbed to death due to virus infections on Wednesday

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Aug 2020 3:14 PM GMT

Guwahati: Six more persons from Assam have succumbed to death due to the coronavirus infection on Wednesday (August 5), informed Assam finance and health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. With these fatalities, the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state has now reached 121.

The latest COVID-19 deaths in Assam have been reported from the districts of Kamruo (Metro), Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Cachar, and Darrang, respectively.

"Sad to share the demise of 6 COVID-19 patients~ Late Ramesh Chandra Medhi (81) of Kamrup (M), Late Ram Kumar Mahato (58) & Late Tarini Charan Kalita (60) of Dibrugarh, Late Badal Debnath (56) of Tinsukia, Late Kanu Paul (56) of Cachar and Late Lalbhanu Khatoon (35) of Darrang", Assam's health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma shared in a tweet.

Assam on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike of 2,886 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state''s tally to 48,161, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated. 6 more patients died in the state within 24 hours, following which the toll rose to 115, he said. Two deaths each were reported from Tinsukia and Dibrugarh, while two others from Jorhat and Sonitpur, Sarma said. Most of the new cases were reported from the worst-hit Kamrup (Metro) district where 550 people tested positive.

"In pursuit of our commitment to contain COVID 19 infections in our state, we will continue with massive testing across the state for the next ten days," Sarma said, once again reiterating the Government's focus on ramping up its testing facilities to isolate the virus cases.

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