The Northeastern states have seen an alarming increase of COVID-19 cases and Assam tops the tally with 4694 positive cases. The number of cases in the Northeast has risen to 6917. After Assam, Tripura listed in 2nd position with 1135 confirmed cases.
Although most of these persons tested positive after coming back from the rest of the country, detection of at least 25 positive cases in Guwahati, in persons having no travel history, left Assam government worried about possible community infection.
The Assam government has also started Targeted Surveillance drive which will include 50,000 rapid tests in Guwahati in 12 centers. The government has taken the step of conducting random tests as the state health department suspected that most of the cases have been reported as most of the truck drivers from outside the states comes in contact with the people while loading and unloading the commodities.
Assam now has 4694 cases with 2041 active cases while 2642 patients have been discharged from hospital after being recovered.
Other than Assam, the other states which have a maximum number of cases is Tripura with 1135 followed by Manipur with 552 cases, Nagaland 193 cases, Mizoram registered 130 cases, Arunachal Pradesh with 99 cases, Sikkim 70 and Meghalaya registered 44 cases of COVID-19 as per the data of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.