File image of Kamrup Metro ADC Chinmoy Nath

The additional deputy commissioner of Assam’s Kamrup (Metro) district Chinmoy Nath has tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

Several parts of Assam is witnessing community transmission of the deadly coronavirus.

Guwahati is the worst affected with hundreds of new cases emerging with every passing day.

Amid this crisis, the Kamrup (Metro) ADS has tested COVID-19 positive on Saturday.

This was informed by district information and public relations officer Ratan Saud to Northeast Now.

His test results came late Friday night.

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He was suffering from fever and cough and went for swab test on July 1 last.

He is presently undergoing treatment at the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

Notably, he was seen with state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during visits to quarantine centres and other COVID-19 related outings.

It is learnt that swab tests will be done of all those persons who had come in contact with Nath over the last few days.

Apart from the ADC, the officer in charge of Jalukbari police station and two employees of Raj Bhawan have also tested positive for COVID-19.

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Notably, over 2000 people in Guwahati have already been affected by the lethal coronavirus.

Till Saturday, a total of 9799 people have been infected by the virus.

The State has witnessed 14 COVID-19 related deaths so far.

Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com