Two more positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Assam taking the total to 102.

The cases have been reported in eastern Assam’s Jorhat district and Nagaon district.

They have been sent to Jorhat regional quarantine centre.

Taking stock of the situation, the state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted:

Alert ~ Two persons one from Jorhat and another one from Nagaon have tested #COVID19 + . They are in our quarantine centres.’

Of the 102 cases, 57 cases are active and 41 have been cured/ discharged while two died.

On May 17 night, three persons were tested positive for the COVID-19.

Two of the patients came from Mumbai while one arrived from Bihar while in the morning one 9-year-old was tested positive for the virus in Jorhat.

In the evening, one 28-year-old person, who had arrived from Chennai, tested positive for coronavirus in Cachar district.

He has been sent to Silchar Medical College and Hospital.

On May 16, four cases – two from Guwahati and one each from Sonitpur and Sivasagar district – were reported in the state.

Meanwhile, coronavirus has infected nearly 1 lakh people and claimed over 3000 lives across the country so far.

With this India has surpassed China’s official figure of 82,933 confirmed coronavirus cases.


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