Guwahati: As many as 5,835 new COVID 19 positive cases were detected in Assam in the last 24 hours.
On the same day, 73 more deaths had been reported from different parts of the state due to COVID 19 related complications.
Assam health minister Keshab Mahanta tweeted the new cases were confirmed out of 90,251 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
Mahanta said the overall positivity percentage of the state stood at 6.47% on Tuesday.
Of the new cases, the Kamrup Metro district alone reported 921 cases.
The state’s Covid19 recovery stands at 85.31% on Tuesday.
“Summary of 18/5/2021 – Today’s Total 5835; Overall Positivity Percentage (5835 cases out of 90251 test done = 6.47%); Kamrup (M) 921; Death 73; Recovery Rate 85.31%,” Mahanta tweeted.
On Monday, Assam recorded the highest single-day spike of 92 deaths due to Covid19 infection.