Kamrup (M) DC Biswajit Pegu.

Kamrup (Metro) deputy commissioner (DC) Biswajit Pegu has tested positive for COVID-19.

Pegu who was at the frontline in the fight against the pandemic in Guwahati city was detected with the infection on Monday, said health officials.

Earlier several top police and civil administration officials of Assam also tested positive for Covid-19.

On Sunday, three senior Assam Police officers, including two Superintendents of Police, tested positive for COVID-19.

Tinsukia SP Shiladitya Chetia and his Kokrajhar counterpart Rakesh Roushan tested positive for the infection.

Tinsukia’s Additional Superintendent of Police Ripunjoy Kakoti and Roushan’s wife were also afflicted with the disease.

Dhubri Superintendent of Police Anand Mishra had tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

A total of 3,310 Assam Police personnel, including Director General of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, have tested positive for the infection till date.

Assam has so far reported 89,468 COVID-19 cases, of which 21,590 are active, while 67,641 people have recovered, 234 died and three migrated to other states.

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