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Assam 4th highest in the country per million tests among states

Assam reported a total of 1202 Coronavirus cases on July 4th, 2020 taking the state’s total to 11001. Out of the 1202 cases, 777 of these from Guwahati City alone. The state government has said to maintain “extra vigil” following the situation, especially for Guwahati. Following the detection, another 416 have been discharged. So far Assam has 11126 cases with 125 cases detected in Guwahati recently.

The recent spike of Corona virus cases has created concerns among the citizens of the state and to take stock of the situation, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma (HBS) addressed the media gathering. “If the lockdown would not have been announced, it would have created a big problem. So far, people have maintained the lockdown and police are on alert if needed”, said HBS.

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He then raised an important point about the testing numbers of the state. As stated by Niti Aayog Ceo, Assam ranks 4th in terms of testing done per million.

Assam is just behind Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in per million tests. Himanta Biswa Sarma has further said that “we will complete 5 lacs test in the next few days. Our faculties, scientists and lab technicians are working 24 hrs putting their life at risk. Hope some day people will recognise this selfless dedication of my team . Thank you @amitabhk87 for recognising my state”.

He then raised an important point that in recent testing cases, “30% of tested are covid19 positive and the usage of gloves, masks etc has become very important”.

The recovery rate has increased to 61.29% and the death rate is at 0.13%. The state government has also started the plasma bank and Dr Likhitesh who was admitted for Covid19 is the first donor. The doubling rate per cases has gone to 13 days in Assam.

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