Till Saturday, around 1.22 lakh people were affected in the 10 flood-battered districts.
A population of 1,21,909 in 209 villages in 10 of all 33 districts is now affected by the floods while the water level in the Brahmaputra and its tributaries showed a receding trend.
A population of 3,64,553 in 459 villages of 12 districts are currently affected by the floods, according to the flood bulletin of Assam State Disaster Management Agency (ASDMA).
During the Kerala flood, last year, help poured in from different parts of the state. Individuals as well as organisations extended help in the flood-affected areas.
The situation in the other 17 flood-affected districts remained unchanged, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.
Of the five deaths reported on Friday, two were from Baksa district while one death each was reported from Barpeta, Cachar and Biswanath.
Given that floods are an annual feature in Assam, the BJP MLA from Khumtai Mrinal Saikia prepared himself well ahead to help people. He bought a four-wheeler and modified it to suit his needs.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management (ASDMA), 34,92,734 people in 2,753 villages in 18 districts are affected by the deluge.
Adil Hussain, who belongs to Assam's Goalpara district, said the country has not been able to come up with a "concrete plan" for tackling the problem even 70 years after Independence.
Bhutan has started releasing excess water from the Kurichhu hydropower plant in Gyelpozhing at regular intervals, starting from the wee hours of Thursday.
According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), floodwaters have inundated vast swathes of 20 of all 33 districts in the state, affecting 38.82 lakh people.
According to official sources, 18 rhinos and an elephant were among the animals which died. Most of the deaths were that of deer.
The flood also claimed the lives of 187 animals, including 16 rhinos, in the Kaziranga National Park.
A group of volunteers from Chennai are set to extend a helping hand to the northeast States, particularly Assam which was worst affected by the floods.
The Brahmaputra and two of its tributaries were flowing above danger level at some places.