North East : 30 August 2020

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The North East on Sunday registered 2,776 with 1,901 cured/ recovered and 5 death. The active case in the region has 31,706 with 1,36,458 confirmed case and 447 as of 30th August 2020.

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, Assam government is apprehending a crisis of oxygen and is trying to import it from neighbouring West Bengal and Jharkhand, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.

On the other hand, in Tripura, with a positivity rate of 21 per cent, the Covid-19 situation under the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas is very alarming. Sarma said that consumption of oxygen by Covid and non-covid patients is gradually increasing in Assam since last month and currently per day oxygen requirement is 33 MT against the state’s production capacity of 37.86 MT per day.