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Assam’s first COVID-19 patient Jamaluddin discharged from hospital

In a sign of relief, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced that two more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospitals. Sarma took his official twitter

In a sign of relief, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday announced that two more COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the hospitals.

Sarma took his official twitter to share the news. In his tweet, he stated that he is glad that two more COVID-19 patients, Jalaluddin and Motiur Tarapdar have been discharged. With this, the total number of COVID-19 active cases has come down to 9 in Assam.

Patients Jalaluddin and Motiur Tarapdar were released from Silchar Medical College & Hospital and Mahendra Mohan Chaudhary Hospital in Guwahati, respectively, after testing negative for coronavirus thrice, informed state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Glad to share that two more #COVID19 patients, Jalaluddin (1st patient) & Motiur Tarapdar, have been discharged from SMCH & MMCH respectively, after three consecutive negative tests. Now the number of active cases in Assam is 9, with total 44 positive cases so far.

Assam’s first Coronavirus patient, 52-year-old Jamaluddin from Badarpur area of Karimganj district was being treated at SMCH. Jamaluddin was a returnee of Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi. He tested positive for COVID-19 at SMCH on March 31.

On Tuesday two new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Assam. The first case was reported from Goalpara which is already a containment zone. The second case was reported from Kokrajhar who had a travel history to Cooch Behar in West Bengal.

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First Published: 6th May, 2020 19:53 IST

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