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Assam reports second COVID-19 case in a day; state tally reaches 37

A second positive case of COVID-19 was reported from Goalpara district in Assam. With this the total number of positive cases in the state has reached 37. Currently, there are

A second positive case of COVID-19 was reported from Goalpara district in Assam. With this the total number of positive cases in the state has reached 37. Currently, there are 9 active cases in Assam.

Earlier in the day, a girl from neighbouring Bongaigaon district tested positive for the deadly virus. Both the patients are secondary contacts of attendees of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.

“Alert ~ A person from Goalpara district, secondary contact of a Markaz attendee, has tested #COVID positive. The number of #COVID19 patients in Assam now stands at 37. Active hospital cases 9. Update at 3:45 pm / April 28,” Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Twitter.

It needs to be mentioned that Goalpara has already been categorized as Red Zone. A total 5 cases has been reported so far from the district.

All of these cases are directly or indirectly related to Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz.

With 9 patients, Golaghat district has reported highest number of cases. On the other hand Morigaon, Nalbari and Dhubri reported 6 and 4 cases respectively.

Meanwhile, the lone case in Bongaigaon district was detected today. Bongaigaon shares its border with two Red Zone districts-Dhubri and Goalpara. The girl who tested COVID-19 positive in Bongaigaon is also a secondary contact of a Tablighi Jamaat attendee.

Among the total 37 cases in Assam, 27 have already been discharged from the hospitals in different parts of the state. On the other hand, one person from southern Assam’s Hailakandi district died at Silchar Medical College on April 10.

Although 27 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering completely, the first patient from the state is yet to be discharged.

Jamaluddin, a 52-year old man from Karimganj district tested COVID-19 positive at Silchar Medical College and Hospital on March 31.

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First Published: 28th April, 2020 18:01 IST

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