Thirteen more positive patients have succumbed to COVID19 infection in Assam on Saturday, taking the state’s death toll to 638.
Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status on Saturday said: “Very sad and anguished to inform that 13 more COVID positive patients have succumbed to the disease.”
The COVID19 victims have been identified as Biren Bora (66) and Sorukon Saikia (75) of Jorhat; Rajib Ahmed (48) and Gandheswar Borah (76) of Sivasagar; Saroda Chetia (30) of Dhemaji; Dhritiman Paul (48) of Hojai; Baishakhi Kalindi (65), Arnal Jyoti Bora (52) and Karna Tanti (73) of Golaghat.
The other COVID19 victims have been identified as Ranjit Saikia (65) of Udalguri; Agabi Soren 155) of Sonitpur; Rajani Borah (60) of Nagaon and Samim Khaled (43) of Karirnganj.
“My condolences to all the families. We stand by you in this hour of grief,” the health minister said.
On Friday, Assam recorded 1,792 new COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 1,67,374.
A total of 1,571 patients were discharged after recovery in the state on Friday.
A total of 17 patients died of COVID19 infection in Assam on Friday, taking the state’s death toll to 625.
My condolences to the bereaved families and friends.
Om Shanti ? pic.twitter.com/T064gsQ1Il
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) September 26, 2020