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A 52-yeat old man from Badarpur in Karimganj district in South Assam has been found positive for Covid-19.

This is the first positive case of Covid-19 in Assam, state health department official, said.

Sources said the 52-year-old person is from Hassanpur near Badarpur, was suffering from high fever and body ache during the last few days.

Doctors at Srigouri PHC near Badarpur had initially put him under observation.

His blood sample was tested at Silchar Medical College Hospital and was found positive

Subsequently, the National Institute of Virology in Pune confirmed the blood sample to be positive on Tuesday evening.  

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has confirmed the report, and said the patient is now undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College Hospital.

“His condition is stable,” Sarma said.

Sources said the 52-year-old man had visited Guwahati recently, while returning from New Delhi, and had stayed at Hatigaon.

He had reportedly left Guwahati on March 18.

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