Four more COVID-19 patients have been released in Assam after they tested negative for a fourth successive time. The four latest cases were released from the Golaghat Civil Hospital in the COVID-19 "red zone" district.
Note: Apart from Golaghat, the other red-zone districts are Nalbari, Dhubri, Goalpara, and Morigaon.
Earlier, 2 from Sonapur District Hospital and 3 from Goalpara Civil Hospital were released as they had tested COVID19 negative. The state has so far reported a single death due to complications from the virus.
The four patients who were released today have been identified as Haidor Ali, Wahida Begum, Yakub Ali and Ruma Begum. Assam Health and Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who himself monitored the discharge of the patients, tweeted about the development.
Meanwhile, despite Government talks of lessening the restrictions post April 20, cases of the COVID-19 are still being registered in the state, and the tally of positive cases has now risen to 34.
It may be mentioned here that the two latest positive cases are both from Morigaon district, and the Government has said that they are the secondary contacts of the Tablighi Jamaat attendees.
Confirming this via Twitter yesterday, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Two persons from Morigaon have tested positive. They both are secondary contacts of attendees. The cumulative number of patients in Assam now stands at 34. So far 5 patients have been cured.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Northeast India has also reported many cases of the virus. The tally is as follows:
Arunachal Pradesh: 1
Alert in Morigaon:
Hours after detection of two COVID-19 positive cases in Marigaon district of Assam, DC Rituraj Bora and SP Swapnaneel Deka have been sent to quarantine amid reports of local officials coming in contact with the positive cases.
The Health Department of Assam has also instructed several mediapersons in the district to go into quarantine.
An source informed Inside Northeast that the patients had initially tested negative, but finally tested positive for the virus. “They probably picked up the infection at the hospital where they were quarantined”, the source added.
The source further informed that the SP, DC, and the Circle officer of the district had come in contact with the patients. Journalists who had also visited the patients after the Tablighi Jamaat congregation created ripples in the media, have also been quarantine
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