Coronavirus in Assam- One more person, who had come in contact with those who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi, tested positive for Covid-19 in Assam on Tuesday, taking the state’s tally to 31, include one person who had died due to the virus , Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
The latest COVID-19 patient hails from Goalpara district. This is the fourth confirmed case in Goalpara district, where all other three COVID-19 patients had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area.
Alert ~ A person from Goalpara, and secondary contact of people associated with #NizamuddinMarkaz, has been confirmed as #COVID19 positive. The total number of #Covid patients in #Assam now stands at 31.
Update at 11.55 pm / April 13 #AssamCovidCount
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 13, 2020
Two persons had tested positive for coronavirus on Monday while a person from Nagaland also tested positive for the disease and is currently being treated at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.
Of the 3,209 samples tested in Assam, 1,421 were linked to the Nizamuddin event, of which 30 have tested positive and results for 34 are awaited, Sarma had said.
All the persons who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event have either been quarantined or isolated, he said.
Sarma had said that the condition of all the COVID-19 patients, barring a cancer patient who had tested positive in Silchar, is stable.
The highest number of cases was reported in Golaghat district at 9, followed by four each in Goalpara, Nalbari and Morigaon, three in Dhubri, two in Cachar, one each in Hailakandi, Kamrup (Metropolitan), Kamrup, Lakhimpur and South Salmara districts.