Guwahati- Twenty people tested positive for Coronavirus ( COVID-19 ) in Assam, taking the total number of cases in the state to 135, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Tuesday.
Health minister informed about six new covid-19 cases in his today’s first tweet at about 11 am. After one hour he again informed about 14 new covid-19 positive cases. All the new 20 patients were in different quarantine centres across districts, an official said.
Alert – 14 new #COVID + cases confirmed. 7 are from Kamrup , 2 from Hojai, 2 from Biswanath, 1 from Nagaon,2 from Nalbari. Total cases now touch 135., Minister said in his tweet.
Alert – 14 new #COVID + cases confirmed. 7 are from Kamrup , 2 from Hojai, 2 from Biswanath, 1 from Nagaon,2 from Nalbari. Total cases now touch 135.
Please #StayAtHome as much as possible and follow all instructions.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 19, 2020
The minister urged people to stay at home and follow the instructions to contain the coronavirus outbreak.
The total number of active cases now stands at 88, while 41 people have recovered from the disease, he said, adding that four persons have died of COVID-19.
Besides, two more have migrated to other states, the minister said.
A total of 37,898 samples have been tested in seven laboratories in Assam and NIV in Pune, the Health and Family Welfare Department said in its daily bulletin on Monday night.