A man from Bilasipara from Dhubri has become the latest person from Assam to test positive for the new coronavirus or COVID-19. With this, the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to 35.
Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who tweeted out about this development, said that the latest patient "has a history of being in touch with another patient, who was part of Athgaon Masjid congregation in Guwahati."
It may be recalled here that yesterday, Sarma during a presser had said that Assam has not reported a single case of the COVID-19 in the past one week.
One more COVID-19 patient in Assam was cured and discharged on April 20, taking the total number of cured patients to 18.
The patient was discharged from Sonapur Civil Hospital, after he tested negative in two successive tests.
Sharing the news on Twitter, state health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote: “One #COVID19 patient - Hazrat Ali has been discharged today from Sonapur Civil Hospital, after his two successive tests confirmed as negative. Cured patients -18. Request all to strictly follow home quarantine guidelines.”
With this latest case, the number of active cases in Assam has risen to 17. It may be mentioned here that one of the patients, a man from Hailakandi, has died due to complications from the virus.
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