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COVID-19: Assam crosses 1,000-mark with 89 new cases

Alert ~ 89 new cases of #COVID19+ 30 Kamrup, 17 Tinsukia, 14 Guwahati, 14 Dhubri, 10 Cachar, 4 Dhemaji, tweeted Assam health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Srama.

Guwahati-  Assam  crossed the 1,000 mark of  COVID-19 ( Coronavirus )  cases as 89 more people tested positive on Friday, taking the State’s total to 1024.

The day started with 30 new cases at 11.45 am, 25 more patients including 6 traveller were confirmed at 6;20 pm, and today’s biggest count is 89  from six district at 9:50 pm. from six  districts taking the state’s tally to 1024 cases.

Alert ~ 89 new cases of #COVID19+ 30 Kamrup, 17 Tinsukia, 14 Guwahati, 14 Dhubri, 10 Cachar, 4 Dhemaji, tweeted Assam health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Srama.

Assam recorded its first positive case on March 31 when a 52-year-old cancer patient was found to be infected with coronavirus. It took another 37 days for the figure to reach 50 on May 7 and just 10 days to double and reach the 100 figure mark on May 17.

The figure doubled again to reach 200 cases four days later on May 21 and it crossed 400 cases in another four days.  The latest surge in positive cases has happened in the past few days since the ban on inter-state movement was lifted.

“One positive aspect is that almost 90% of our total cases are of people who are in quarantine. We have adopted a policy of ruthless quarantine of 14 days for all returnees and it has helped prevent community outbreak of the disease,” said Assam health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma recently.

With resumption of domestic flights from Monday, Assam now faces additional burden on quarantine facilities and the number of Covid-19 positive cases increasing day by day.

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