GUWAHATI, June 16 - Another 206 COVID-19 patients were discharged on Tuesday from various civil, district and model hospitals in Assam after testing negative.
As per the last update on new infections, 201 more new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from different parts of the State, including Kamrup (Metro), Dhemaji, Udalguri, Sonitpur, Nagaon and Hojai.
Of the 4,510 infected patients in the State, 2,411 of them have so far been discharged.
Significantly, the rate of recovery witnessed further increase from Monday�s 53 per cent to nearly 56 per cent (as per the update at 7.25 pm on Tuesday) which is above the national recovery rate of COVID-19 patients.
The national recovery rate of patients suffering from COVID-19 is 52.47 per cent. The figure was 51.08 per cent on Monday.
The total number of active patients in the State as on Tuesday was 2,088.
In Guwahati, Prahlad Agarwal, the publisher of Hindi newspaper Nispaksh Samachar, tested positive for COVID-19 at the GMCH.
Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that the State has completed a record 10,000 tests, taking the total number of COVID-19 tests to 2.27 lakh. The State government plans to complete three lakh tests by the end of this month.
The number of containment zones in Kamrup (Metro), as per the last update, was 80.
Meanwhile, the Health department will start swab testing in 10 new hospitals in Guwahati, apart from the GMCH and the MMCH. The voluntary testing facilities will be available in Dhirenpara FRU, Pandu FRU, Ulubari Urban Hospital, Dispur Capital Dispensary, Khanapara State Dispensary, Bhetapara State Dispensary, Lokhra State Dispensary, Bamunimaidam State Dispensary, Santipur State Dispensary and Odalbakra MPHC.
A targeted surveillance drive named as Assam targeted surveillance programme shall be carried out across the State which will cover around 50,000 people within June 27. It will include people with frequent access to parking lots, frontline district officials, hotel staff and family members of staff released from institutional quarantine.