Assam: Increment of 15 more COVID-19 positive cases, state tally at 79

GUWAHATI, May 13, 2020

Assam on Wednesday registered 15 more COVID19 positive cases taking the state total to 79.

Confirming this, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the infected persons have been detected in Guwahati.

Health minister Sarma also informed that all the positive cases are related to the patient (Mungru Sahani), who tested positive in the Fancy Bazar area of the city.

Urging the people not to panic, the health minister said all of the patients have been under quarantine.

They were put under quarantine as they had come into the contact of Mungru Sahani, a border of Hotel Rajkamal at Fancy Bazar.

Sahani tested positive for COVID19 on Monday.

With the 15 new positive cases, the number of active COVID19 cases in Assam has increased to 37.

Earlier, a total of 39 COVID19 patients were discharged from various hospitals across the state after their recovery.

Health minister Sarma tweeted: “Alert ~ 15 persons are tested #COVID19 + in Kamrup Metro. All are related to patient from Guwahati’s Fancy Bazaar, who tested + recently. All under quarantine and please dont (sic) panic.”

Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Alert ~ 15 persons are tested #COVID19 + in Kamrup Metro. All are related to patient from Guwahati’s Fancy Bazaar, who tested + recently. All under quarantine and please dont panic.

↗️Total cases 79
↗️Discharged 39
↗️Active cases 37

Update 7.10 pm/May 13#AssamCovidCount

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According to the Union health ministry website, India has so far recorded 75,648 COVID19 positive cases with 2,440 deaths.
However, a total of 24,900 COVID19 patents have been discharged from hospitals after their recovery.

Globally, the deadly virus has affected 4.37 million people and claimed the lives of 2.94 lakh people while 1.62 million people have recovered.

Health minister Sarma tweeted: “Alert ~ 15 persons are tested #COVID19 + in Kamrup Metro. All are related to patient from Guwahati’s Fancy Bazaar, who tested + recently. All under quarantine and please dont (sic) panic.”