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Govt to take tough decision if COVID rate keeps raising in Assam: Keshab Mahanta

GUWAHATI: Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta today said that if the number of COVID-19 cases in the state continues to rise and does not reduce within 3/4 days, the government will take tough measures.

Minister, Keshab Mahanta said this after the cabinet meeting held today.

It may be mentioned that the state was reporting more than 250 cases of COVID-19 before Durga puja, but the state reported nearly 300 cases for the first time today post-Durga puja.

Before Durga puja, on October 8, the state reported 318 cases of the infection.

On October 17, the state recorded 205 cases of the virus; however, in the last 24 hours, the state has reported 298 cases.

With the fresh fatalities, the state’s cumulative number of COVID rose up to 6,06,766.

Among the new cases, Kamrup (M) reported 103 cases.

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On the other hand, the state reported seven new fatalities due to the infection during the period.

With the fresh fatalities, the death toll due to the disease rose up to 5,957.

The state currently has is 2,114, active cases of infection.

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