Another person from Assam tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
This time the victim is a 16-year-old girl.
The victim hails from Salmara in Bongaigaon district.
It is learnt that the 16-year-old girl is a case of secondary infection, who had come in contact with a returnee from the religious congregation Tablighi Jamaat of Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.
Announcing the new case, state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted:
‘Alert ~ A 16-year-old girl from Salmara Bongaingaon, secondary contact of a Markaz attendee, has tested #COVID positive.
The number of #COVID19 patients in Assam now stands at 36. However active hospital cases are 8.’
With this, the number of COVID-19 patients in the State now stands at 36.
However active hospital cases are eight.
Before this, the last COVID-19 positive case was detected on April 23 last at Bilasipara in Dhubri district.
The state recorded one death.
However, around 20 persons infected with COVID-19 have already been cured and discharged from different hospitals across the State.