Assam: Retired AMCH professor passes away due to COVID-19; death toll at 79

Assam: Retired AMCH professor passes away due to COVID-19; death toll at 79

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A retired Professor of Department of Surgery, AMCH, Dr GMS Choudhury passed away at AMCH, Dibrugarh Assam at about 9:45 pm today. He was undergoing treatment at the COVID ward at the AMCH.

This takes the death toll in the state of Assam to 79.

A total of 1142 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Assam on Sunday; of which 171 were in Guwahati, 188 in Kamrup and 100 in Darrang.

Of the total 32228 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 9091 are still active and 23055 have recovered from the disease.

The state crossed 20,000 mark in COVID-19 cases on July 16th, 2020 while crossed the 1000-mark in 60 days. It reported the first case on March 31st, 2020.

Also read: Sikkim extends lockdown to August 1 amid rising cases

Assam and the Northeast

Assam has the highest COVID-19 cases in the Northeast India followed by Tripura.

StatesCasesCured/ DischargedActive casesDeath
Arunachal Pradesh11585056503
Data based on Ministry of health and Family Welfare

India COVID-19 cases so far

India's COVID-19 tally cross 14 Lakhs mark with 708 deaths & highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases reported in last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 14,35,453. The death toll is now 32771, as per data released by the Union Health Ministry. Active cases in India stand at 485114 while 917567 have been cured or discharged so far.

Among the states, Maharashtra is the first state to cross 13 thousand deaths. It has recorded 375799 corona cases with 213238 cured, 13656 deaths, and 148905 active cases. The western state is followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Delhi has corona 130606 cases with 114875 cured, 3827 deaths, and 11904 active cases. Tamil Nadu has 213723 positive cases with 156526 cured, 3494 deaths 53703 active cases. Gujarat with 55822 COVID-19 cases, so far, has 40365 have been cured, 2326 deaths, and 13131 active cases.

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