The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Assam has gone up to 25 with the emergence of a fresh case from North Lakhimpur district.
State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma shared the information on his Twitter account. Sarma also mentioned that the person had been attendee at the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi.
Taking to Twitter, Sarma wrote, “Alert ~ One more #Covid_19 positive case from North Lakhimpur District has been confirmed, taking the total number in Assam to 25.This patient is also related to #NizamuddinMarkaz event in Delhi. Update at 11.16 am/ April 4.”
Alert ~ One more #Covid_19 positive case from North Lakhimpur District has been confirmed, taking the total number in Assam to 25.
This patient is also related to #NizamuddinMarkaz event in Delhi.
Update at 11.16 am/ April 4
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 4, 2020
Earlier, 8 positive cases were reported in the state. Sarma stated that while one positive case was been confirmed from Golaghat, three other cases have been confirmed from the districts of Kamrup (Metro), Kamrup (Rural) and Morigaon.
#BREAKING | Three more #COVID19 positive cases in #Assam, one each from Kamrup (M), Kamrup and Marigaon taking the total to 23.
Two out of three cases are related to #NizamuddinMarkaz event. pic.twitter.com/GiKgDxINQ5
— Northeast Live (@NELiveTV) April 3, 2020
Prior to this, yesterday also saw four other positive cases in Assam. While three cases were from Nalbari district, one case was reported from South Salmara.
The three persons infected with COVID-19 in Nalbari hail from Uttar Pradesh and had came to Assam for religious preaching.