One more COVID-19 positive case was detected in Assam on Tuesday taking the state’s active cases to 27 while the total number of positive cases in Northeastern region increased to 32.
“One more Covid-19 positive case from Dhubri District (western Assam) has been confirmed, taking the total number in Assam to 27. This patient is related to Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi,” Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said in a tweet on Monday night, “First Covid-19 positive case detected in Tripura. The patient is from Udaipur (southern Tripura). We are taking proper care of the patient.”
The health officials in Agartala said that the 45-year-old infected woman returned to Tripura by train on March 18-19 after offering puja at Guwahati’s Kamakhya temple. ”
“The woman has been tested positive for novel coronavirus on Monday at the government run Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital,” West Tripura DC Sandeep Mahatme N. said in a notification
Of the 32 positive cases in five Northeastern states — Assam (27), Manipur (2), Mizoram (1), Arunachal Pradesh (1) and Tripura (1) — 28 took part in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month.
Besides, four persons from Assam and eight people from Tripura, who had attended the Jamaat congregation, have tested positive for Covid-19 and are under treatment in hospitals in Delhi.
Meanwhile on Monday, there was good news from Manipur where a 23-year-old woman who had returned from the UK and became the first positive coronavirus case in the entire northeastern region, was declared completely free of the dreaded virus.
Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar Singh, in a Facebook post on Monday, said: “The much awaited news of our daughter Vimi’s final COVID-19 test report has come out negative. Now she is completely free from the COVID-19 virus.
“It’s a huge achievement for the whole medical department in general and the doctors and staffs of JNIMS in particular. Let’s continue to fight and endeavour more to ensure that our state is completely free from nCOVID-19 spread.”