4 more persons from Assam have tested positive for the coronavirus, raising the state's tally of cases to 49.
Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who tweeted about the development, shared that they had taken the same bus in which the Cachar patient who was detected recently had travelled.
Meanwhile, 34 coronavirus patients have been cured and discharged in Assam, and the recovery rate is 75.56% — far higher than the national and international recovery rates.
One person (from Hailakandi) has died so far.
In a positive development, Biswa Sarma said that the first patient, who is also suffering from Cancer, has been released after a prolonged battle with the COVID-19. “He was tested more than 20 times, and each time he tested positive. However, we chose to release him after he tested negative twice”, Sarma said.
Meanwhile, the number of accredited labs in the state has risen to seven, and the DRDO Tezpur and Diphu Medical College will soon be turned into accredited labs, shared Sarma.
Sarma, meanwhile, has said that people will be charged a fine of Rs 500 for not wearing masks out in public. “If they are caught not wearing the mask or even dangling it on their necks, the authorities will charge a fine of Rs 500”, Sarma said, adding that legal action shall be taken against the violators under the provisions of the Epidemic Disease Act.
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