Assam on Tuesday registered one more COVID19 positive case taking the total to 32.
This has been confirmed by Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The latest positive case is a woman from Dhubri district and she is the wife of a COVID19 positive patient, who is connected with Nizamuddin Markaz.
Informing about the new positive case, health minister Sarma tweeted at 10.27 pm on Tuesday: “Alert ~ A woman from Dhubri has tested #COVID positive. She is wife of a #COVID19 positive person who is connected both with #NizamuddinMarkaz, and Athgaon Kabristan congregation in Guwahati.”
“The number of patients is now 32,” he added.
The number of patients is now 32.
Update at 10.25 pm / April 14#AssamCovidCount
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 14, 2020
According to sources, the woman is from Bilasipara.
With this, the total of COVID19 positive cases from Dhubri district increased to four.
While two positive patients (husband and wife) are from Bilasipara, one is from Chapar and the other is from Jhagrarpar in the district.
After testing positive for the deadly virus, the woman’s husband is undergoing treatment in the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) in Guwahati.
The man also attended a religious event at the Athgaon Kabarsthan Masjid in Guwahati on March 11 along with another COVID19 positive patient from Dhubri.
When two of the persons attending the event at Athgaon Kabarsthan Masjid tested positive, the Dhubri district authorities placed at least 19 people, who were present at the event, under mass quarantine in the district.
“All these members of Tablighi Jamaat went to Athgaon Kabarsthan Masjid on March 11, stayed together with both the Covid-19 positive cases of Dhubri district, identified as Jalal Uddin of Chapar and Rahim Uddin of Hakma and returned back to Dhubri on March 12,” the Markaz leaders in Dhubri had said recently.
MMCH has already been turned into an exclusive COVID19 facility.