Assam Flood Claims 102 Lives, 79 Deaths Reported From COVID-19
GUWAHATI: On July 26, the casualties caused by flood crossed the hundred mark in the state reaching 102.
According to the daily flood bulletin by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 23 districts are affected, impacting nearly 25 lakh people, about 1.5 lakh less than Saturday.
Almost 46,000 people have taken shelter in 269 government relief camps.
The overall flood situation, however, improved on Sunday as water leve
ls of all major rivers started receding.
On the other hand, owing to the Coronavirus pandemic the total number of COVID-19 induced deaths in the state has gone up to 79.
Meanwhile, 1,142 new positive cases were detected in the State out of the 20,542 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The new cases include 171 from Guwahati, 188 from Kamrup, and 100 from Darrang. The State positivity rate has been put at 5.5 percent.