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The total number of death due to COVID-19 rose to seven in Assam after a 57-year-old lady, who was undergoing treatment for the infection, succumbed to the infection in Silchar Medical College on Friday.

Identified as Mongulirani Das, the deceased was a cancer patient who had recently returned from New Delhi.

She was a resident of Hailakandi, who was later shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital after she tested positive for COVID-19.

Her last rites were performed in Silchar in the presence of Silchar district administration officials.

Assam so far has recorded 3430 COVID-19 cases, of which 1989 are active and 1432 patients have recovered.

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Kalpajyoti Saikia

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