As many as 34 COVID-19 cases, and 01 death have been reported from the North-Eastern states so far. As per the latest figures. Assam has emerged as the epicentre in the North East with 29 cases out of the total 34. There has also been one death reported in Assam.
Apart from Assam, Manipur has 2 COVID-19 cases while Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh has one case each. So far, no COVID-19 cases have been reported from Nagaland, Sikkim and Meghalaya.
Today’s early morning a 65-year-old retired BSF personnel succumbed to the illness in Assam, which was the first death reported from the North East states. He was one of the 27 patients who had links with the Nizamuddin event in that was held in Delhi in early March. He had also visited Saudi Arabia recently, the Minister said.