Assam death toll rises to 221, total cases cross 86,000

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Published: August 21,2020 07:53 AM
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August 21, 2020: As many as 1,735 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Assam taking the number of cases to 86,052.

August 21, 2020: As many as 1,735 new coronavirus cases were recorded in Assam taking the number of cases to 86,052. Meanwhile, the death toll has gone up to 221. Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that 34,376 samples were tested on Thursday.





Of the ne cases, Kamrup (M)- 389, Cachar- 175, Dibrugarh-116 and Barpeta- 112. The coronavirus positivity rate in the state is at 5.04 per cent, Sarma said.





2772 patients were discharged on Thursday. The total number of cases now stands at 86,052 including 63,120 discharges, 22,708 active cases, and 221 deaths.





Meanwhile, 8 more patients succumbed to the virus in the state taking the death toll to 221.