The new fatality due to the infection was reported from Biswanath district in the last 24 hours, the National Health Mission, Assam said in the press release.
At least 16 people have died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or AES this year. On July 16, nine cases and four deaths were reported in Jorhat district.
Altogether 169 cases were reported, and 27 persons have lost their lives to the disease from July 1-16 this year.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a virtual review meeting on mosquito-borne disease control measures with the Tamil Nadu Health Department officials on Friday.
Japanese Encephalitis, AES claimed over 500 deaths across the country till August this year: Government data
According to the data, Assam and Uttar Pradesh reported the maximum number of deaths from the vector-borne diseases.