The total number of cases in Assam now stands at 20 
The total number of cases in Assam now stands at 20 |EastMojo image

4 more COVID-19 cases in Assam, total 20, all linked to Markaz

Another 4 found COVID-19 positive; while 3 are from Nalbari, one is from South Salmara, taking total to 20 in state; all 4 associated with Nizamuddin Markaz

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: Four more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Assam, taking the state's tally to 20, informed health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday.

Of the four patients, three of them are from Nalbaru and from South Salmara. All the new cases are also associated with Nizamuddin Markaz event.

Taking to Twitter, Sarma wrote, "Alert ~ Four more patients have been found #Covid_19 positive. Three of these are from Nalbari, and one is from South Salmara, taking total no in Assam to 20.

All these 4 people are also associated with #NizamuddinMarkaz event.

Update at 5 pm / April 3."

This comes a day after Sarma's midnight announcement that 3 persons tested positive for the deadly virus from Goalpara, Assam. On Wednesday a total of 13 cases of coronavirus were detected in the state.

On March 31, Assam reported its first case of COVID-19. So far, all the cases in the state are related to the religious gathering at Nizamuddin Markaz earlier last month.

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