Assam, September 13: Twenty – Three persons have died due to COVID-19 infection across Assam on Saturday while Saturday state marked 2,132 new positive cases, taking the total tally to 1,40,471.

Confirming the detection of new positive cases, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet on Saturday night said the new cases have been detected out of 31253 tests  “Alert – 2132 #covid cases detected today out of 31253 testes done in last 24 hours“, Health Minister Sarma tweeted.

Of new cases, Kamrup metro has reported 562 cases, Dibrugarh 134, Jorhat 156 and Lakhimpur has reported 132 new cases

The state positivity rate 6.82 % Minister said a total of 1,08,329 patients have recovered from infection in Assam so far.