Assam’s COVID-19 tally mounted to 5,58,491 on Sunday as 1,054 more people tested positive for the infection, while 22 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 5,136, the National Health Mission (NHM) said in a bulletin. Six more people died due to the infection in Golaghat, four in Jorhat, two in Kamrup Metropolitan, and one each in Biswanath, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Morigaon, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Sonitpur and Tinsukia districts, it said. At least 1,347 more coronavirus-positive patients have succumbed to the disease till now, but the government’s Death Audit Board has not included them in the tally of COVID fatalities as they had other ailments. With the detection of 1,054 new COVID patients from 73,507 sample tests conducted on Sunday, the state reported a positivity rate of 1.43 per cent for the day, the NHM bulletin said.
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