GUWAHATI, May 31 - The COVID-19 cases in Assam reached 1,272 on Sunday, on a day when the State also reached the milestone of conducting one lakh tests. As many as 22 cured patients were also discharged during the day. Almost all the cases so far were from quarantine centres, but there were 24 instances where the patient did not have any travel history. One such case was detected in Digboi, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Hojai district topped the number of cases with 177 patients, followed by Golaghat where till date 160 have tested positive.
As many as 1,124 patients are returnees.
Of them 333 came from Tamil Nadu, followed by 312 from Maharashtra and 134 from Delhi.
Around 1157 are male patients and the rest female, including pregnant women.
�Eighty nine patients who are 45 years and above in age required intensive treatment. Almost all the 1087 patients in the age category 18-44 were asymptomatic,� Sarma said, adding that 40 of the patients were below 17 years of age.