The total tally of COVID-19 positive cases in Assam has reached 16. The tally went up with the emergence of 3 new cases which were detected in the state’s Goalpara district.

This was confirmed by state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who shared the details on social media.

On Wednesday evening, after 8 positive cases were confirmed had put the earlier tally at 13 in the state.

All the three new positive patients have been admitted at the Sonapur Civil Hospital which was recently converted into a fully equipped COVID-19 treatment facility.

Taking to Twitter, Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma announced, “Alert ~ 3 more #COVID19 positive cases in Goalpara, Assam, taking the total to 16. These three new cases are also of those who joined #TablighiJamaat congregation at #NizamuddinMarkaz.”

Meanwhile, Sarma along with Minister for Health & Family Welfare Pijush Hazarika visited the 3 patients at the Sonapur Hospital late last night and took stock of their health.

Sarma and Hazarika also took stock of the facilities that the hospital has to facilitate proper treatment of the patients.

HBS Sonapur visit

Reportedly, all three persons had been to Nizamuddin Basti in Delhi. Prior to them, 8 persons, all hailing from Golaghat district, had tested positive for COVID-19 and had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi.

After the first COVID-19 positive case emerged in Karimganj, four persons were tested positive at the Guwahati Medical College & Hospital.