Assam registered one more COVID19 positive case on Sunday taking the state’s total to 97.
Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the infected patient is from the Cachar district of Assam’s Barak Valley.
Health minister Sarma said the 28-year-old person, who is a returnee from Chennai, arrived in the state on Saturday.
Sarma said the patient has been admitted to the Silchar Medical College & Hospital (SMCH) and is undergoing treatment there.
Informing about the latest COVID19 positive case, health minister Sarma tweeted: “A 28-year person from Cachar dist, who arrived from Chennai yesterday, has tested #COVID +. He is now under treatment at Silchar Medical College & Hospital.”
With the new positive case registered in Assam, the number of active cases has increased to 52.
Earlier, a total of 52 COVID19 patients were discharged from various hospitals in Assam after their recovery while two positive persons were migrated.
The deadly disease has claimed two persons in Assam so far.
“Total cases 97. Recovered 41. Active cases 52. Deaths 2. Migrated 2,” Sarma added.
According to the Union health ministry website, India has so far recorded 90,927 COVID19 positive cases with 2,872 deaths.
There are currently 53,946 active COVID19 cases in India and 34,108 patients have been discharged from hospitals after their recovery.
A 28-year person from Cachar dist, who arrived from Chennai yesterday, has tested #COVID +. He is now under treatment at Silchar Medical College & Hospital.
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— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 17, 2020