File image of Sadiya legislator Bolin Chetia

One more BJP legislator tests COVID-19 positive in Assam on Saturday.

Bolin Chetia, the Sadiya MLA becomes the third legislator of the State to have been infected by coronavirus.

This was disclosed to Northeast Now by a top source in the party.

His swab test results came on Saturday morning.

He was suffering from cough and fever for the last few days.

He is presently undergoing treatment at Tinsukia civil hospital.

Meanwhile, all his family members have gone for swab tests.

It is learnt that all those who have come in close contact with the MLA will also have to undergo swab testing.

Earlier, BJP legislators from Patharkandi, Krishnendu Paul and Narayan Deka of Borkhetri have tested COVID-19 positive.

The State has registered 15536 COVID-19 positive cases till date.

However, a total of 9848 persons have already been discharged from several hospitals across the State after completely recovering from the lethal disease.

Till date, 35 patients have died of COVID-19 related complications.

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: