46 new cases in Assam, tally rises to 392


GUWAHATI: Forty-six new coronavirus cases were reported in Assam on Sunday, taking the COVID-19 tally to 392 in the state, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Eight COVID-19 cases were reported from the Sarusajai Quarantine Facility in the evening, while two each from Tezpur Quarantine Centre and Jorhat were reported in the morning.
The other coronavirus cases were reported from Nalbari (6), Kamrup (10), Hojai (9), Kamrup Metro (4), Nagaon (3), Morigaon (1) and East Karbi Anglong (1).
“There has been a dramatic increase in the number of positive cases in the state during the last few days, but almost 90 per cent of the positive cases are from the quarantine centres,” the minister said at a press conference here.
Of the total 392 COVID-19 cases, 328 are active cases, 57 have recovered, four died and three have migrated.
Hojai district has the highest number of coronavirus cases followed by Kamrup (Metro), while Dhemaji is the only district in the state with no cases so far, he said.
Of the total cases, 271 people recently returned to Assam and 39 are related to the Tablighi Jamaat.
Among those from outside the state, the highest number of positive cases is from Maharashtra followed by Delhi, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. (PTI)