Guwahati, May 8 (UNI): As many as 5,600 new Covid-19 positive cases were detected in Assam on Saturday.
Of these new 5,626 Covid-19 positive cases, 1,551 cases were detected in and around Guwahati city. These fresh cases have been detected after conducting tests of 68,318 samples.
The Covid-19 positivity rate recorded in Assam was 8.24%. Meanwhile, Assam’s Covid-19 recovery rate has dropped to 86.91% with 47 more people dying of the viral infection. This has pushed the northeastern state’s Covid-19 death toll up to 1,578.