Assam has registered 9 more new COVID19 positive cases taking the state’s total to 548.

Confirming the news, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his latest tweet on the state’s COVID19 status said all the infected patients are from Barpeta district.

The health minister informed that swabs of the people are being collected for testis before they are sent for quarantine.

“Alert ~ Nine new cases of #COVID19+ reported. Swabs for testing taken before people sent for quarantine. All from Barpeta,” health minister Sarma tweeted.

With the new cases, the number of active COVID19 cases in Assam has increased to 479.

Earlier, a total of 62 COVID19 patients were discharged from various hospitals in Assam after their recovery.

On Monday, five patients were discharged after they tested negative for COVID19 twice.

While three patients were discharged from hospital in Guwahati, two patients were discharged from the Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH) after their recovery.

The deadly disease has claimed the lives of 4 persons so far in Assam while 3 cases migrated from the state.

“Total cases 548. Recovered 62. Active cases 479. Deaths 04. Migrated 03,” said the health minister.

According to the John Hopkins University data, India has entered the list of 10 countries worst hit by COVID19 after record spike in the number of cases for 4 consecutive days, affecting over 1.38 lakh people, surpassing Iran.

India registered 154 deaths and a record jump of 6,977 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 1,38,845 and death toll to 4,021 on Monday.

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