The first COVID19 positive case registered in Assam, Jalaluddin, was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after 36 days following his recovery.
Apart from Jalaluddin, another COVID19 patient of the state, Motiur Tarapdar, was also discharged from hospital on Wednesday.
Jalaluddin, aged 52 years, who has been battling with cancer and diabetes, was admitted to the hospital with COVID19 symptoms on March 31.
Confirming this, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said while Jalaluddin was discharged from Silchar Medical College Hospital, Tarapdar was discharged from Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) in Guwahati.
Both of them walked out of the hospitals after their samples tested negative for three consecutive tests for the deadly virus.
Assam so far has registered a total of 44 COVID19 positive cases.
Out of these 44 cases, the number of active cases in the state stands at 9 after the discharge of a total of 34 patients from different hospitals across the state after their recovery.
The deadly disease has claimed one COVID19 positive patient in Assam.
Health minister Sarma tweeted: “Glad to share that two more #COVID19 patients, Jalaluddin (1st patient) & Motiur Tarapdar, have been discharged from SMCH & MMCH respectively, after three consecutive negative tests.”
“Now the number of active cases in Assam is 9, with total 44 positive cases so far,” he added.
Glad to share that two more #COVID19 patients, Jalaluddin (1st patient) & Motiur Tarapdar, have been discharged from SMCH & MMCH respectively, after three consecutive negative tests.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 6, 2020
Northeast Now earlier reported that Assam’s first COVID19 patient from Karimganj district remained positive even after the seventh test.