One more person tested positive for novel coronavirus in Assam on Saturday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 25.
The new Covid-19 case was reported from North Lakhimpur district and the person had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
All the positive patients in the state, except one, are linked to the religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz last month, Sarma said.
The infected person has been identified as Babul Ali alias Babur Ali, a resident of K.B. Road in North Lakhimpur town.
Babur went to the Tabligi Jamat in Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi in early March and had returned home on March 20.
His blood sample was sent to ICMR laboratory in Lahowal, Dibrugarh on Friday from where the confirmation of the presence of coronavirus came Friday morning.
The COVID-19 patient has been kept in isolation ward in North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital.
The first COvid-19 case in the state not related to the Nizamuddin event and was reported from Guwahati, who had travelled to Delhi recently.
A total of eight cases coronavirus were reported on Friday and all of them have Nizamuddin Markaz connection.
Besides the Guwahati patient, three other positive cases were reported from Kamrup, Morigaon and Golaghat.
Three persons in Nalbari, who had come from Uttar Pradesh after attending the Jamaat congregation to visit mosques in the state, and one in South Salmara, an Imam of a mosque in Hatsingimari also tested positive for Covid-19.
Golaghat district reported the highest of nine positive cases, Goalpara three and Silchar one.
Four cases were confirmed in Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) on April 1 and one among them had come from Uttar Pradesh.
The patients are being treated at GMCH, Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital and Sonapur District Hospital, Golaghat Civil Hospital, Goalpara Civil Hospital and Silchar Hospital.