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Assam: 12 percent jump in recovery rate, 465 discharged in 48 hours

-Avishek Sengupta

In a turn around in Assam’s COVID-19 scenario, the state recorded more recoveries than new cases in the last 48 hours giving a 12 per cent impetus to the recovery rate from 28 per cent to 40 per cents now.

A total of  465 people admitted in various COVID facilities in the state have recovered from the disease in the last 48 hours taking the total recovered figure from 784 to current  1249, 40 per cent of the state’s total COVID cases which stands at 3049 as of the time of filing this report.

Assam, has also for the first time dischar9 more patients than new cases. 316 new cases were detected in the last 48 hours taking the total cases tally from 2776 to current figure.

Off the new recoveries, 313 were discharged on Tuesday while the rest 152 on Wednesday.

“The patients were discharged after two tests have come negative,” Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

According to standard operating procedure regarding those discharged, they have to remain in home quarantine for seven days even after they are discharged.

“Once a patient is discharged, and has shown no symptoms in the seven-days quarantine, he/she may lead normal life. Also, he/she will not contract COVID anymore as his/her immunity would know by then to beat the virus. However, the person can be a silent carrier if he/she contracts he disease again,” a medical expert said.

On Wednesday, Assam recorded 49 cases only.

Minister Sarma, who keeps updating about the state’s COVID status regularly in his social media accounts have on 9.30 on Wednesday also shared the state had six COVID deaths, one added to the total death toll.

Any details on one dying of COVID, however, has not been revealed yet.

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