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Three more test positive for COVID-19 in Assam, tally rises to 89

Three More Persons Have Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Assam On Friday, Taking The Tally In The State To 89, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Said.

PTI | Updated on: 16 May 2020, 08:11:18 AM
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Guwahati:

Three more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Assam on Friday, taking the tally in the state to 89, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. All the three cases have been reported from Guwahati in Kamrup (Metro) district. "Three persons tested #COVID19 + in Kamrup Metro.

One person is from Sarusajai Quarantine camp, 1 indoor patient of GMCH (Guwahati Medical College Hospital), & one has migrated to West Bengal," Sarma tweeted. Out of the total 89 cases, 44 are active, two have died, two migrated and 41 recovered and discharged from hospitals. There has been a spike in positive cases in Guwahati with 27 cases reported since Monday while six cases were reported last week, including a 16-year-old girl who was confirmed COVID-19 positive after she had passed away.

The highest of 15 cases were reported on a single day on Wednesday and all were the contacts of a migrant worker who tested positive on Monday. As many as 340 people were traced as contacts of these 15 persons and their sample results are awaited. Seven persons, including three cancer patients, three of their attendants and a 13-year-old girl, who underwent a heart surgery recently, tested positive on Thursday.

They had returned recently from Mumbai by bus. Meanwhile, one person was released from Silchar Medical College Hospital on Friday after his repeated tests came negative. In Assam, 28,178 samples have been tested in seven laboratories of the state and out of these, 89 came positive, 25,431 were found to be negative and the remaining results are awaited, officials said.

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First Published : 16 May 2020, 08:11:18 AM