Covid 19 cases rises in Assam to 259 in one single day..unbelievable
“In the biggest one-time spike in cases, 26 cases are confirmed #COVID19 +. They are all from Sarusajai Quarantine Centre,” the minister said in a tweet in the evening.
Earlier in the day, Sarma said 20 more people had tested positive.
Assam surpassed its previous biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with 60 fresh cases being reported on Saturday, taking the total tally to 319.
Assam has witnessed a sudden spike since the migrants started coming back, after being stranded in parts of the country for weeks without jobs and money.
“Our policy is that of ruthless quarantine but with a human heart. We have succeeded in keeping the society away from COVID-19. Most positive cases are in quarantine,
“During home quarantine..
Nobody will be able to leave the premises during the period. We will give them Rs 2,000 worth of food items. We have formed a village-level committee to monitor this,
Of the total 319 cases, 258 are active while 54 COVID-19 patients have been cured, four have died and three have migrated out of the state, the minister said.
A total of 55,791 samples have been tested so far in seven laboratories in the state, out of which results of 266 people have come positive for COVID-19 and those of 50,450 have come negative while the remaining reports are awaited.