Assam sees highest single-day spike with 177 COVID-19 positive cases, state tally rises to 1057:

Guwahati, May 30: Assam has witnessed the highest single-day spike in the numbers of COVID-19 positive cases as 177 positive cases for the new virus detected in the state in the last 24 hours.

With the new cases, the state tally has now increased to 1057.

Out of the new cases, 30 cases have been reported from Kamrup district, 27 from Golaghat, 17 from Tinsukia, 14 cases each from Guwahati, Dhubri, 12 from Cachar, 11 cases each from Kamrup (Metro), Biswanath, 9 from Udalguri, 8 from Hojai, 6 from Karimganj, 4 from Dhemaji, two cases each from Lakhimpur, Hailakandi, Karbi Anglong, Darrang districts.

Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that, six air travellers also tested positive for COVID-19.

Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted – “33 new cases of #COVID19+. 11 Golaghat, 11 Biswanath Chariali, 9 Udalguri, 2 Darrang. Total cases 1057, Recovered 125, Active cases 925, Deaths 04.”

Assam had reported its first COVID-19 case on March 31 and the case was found at Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH) and the 100th positive case for COVID-19 was detected in the state on May 17.

Four people have died due to COVID-19 in the state.

It took only 13 days to reach 1000 positive cases from 100 cases in the state.

The state has now 925 active positive cases for COVID-19.