Assam: Positivity rate increases as number of tests comes down

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Published: August 23,2020 01:43 PM
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August 23, 2020: The positivity rate of Covid cases in Assam crossed 6% on Saturday after a week as the number of tests has come down below 25,000.

August 23, 2020: The positivity rate of Covid cases in Assam crossed 6% on Saturday after a week as the number of tests has come down below 25,000. As many as 1,560 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Assam on Saturday, taking total cases to 89,468. Of these new cases, Kamrup (M)- 352; Jorhat- 137 and Kamrup(R)- 104.



67,641 patients have recovered while the cumulative death toll at 234. The number of active cases in the state stands at 21,590. A total of 2045 patients were discharged on Saturday.







During this period,. 23040 tests were done and the positivity rate was 6.77%. It is to be mentioned that the positivity rate went up while the number of tests is gradually decreasing. On Friday, 36180 tests were done and the positivity rate was 5.12%.  34376 tests were done on Thursday and the Positivity Rate was 5.04%. On Wednesday. 40389 tests were done with a positivity rate of 5.23%. 44416 tests were done on Tuesday havinf a positivity rate of 5.7%. On Monday, of 49510 tests done, 5.63% came out positive. The last time the positivity rate was above 6% was on last Sunday when 6.46% cases out of 20367 tests came positive.




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