2 persons from Morigaon test positive for COVID-19, taking Assam’s total to 34; both are secondary contacts of Markaz attendees; 5 cured so far in state
Guwahati: Two persons from Assam's Morigaon district tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday evening, taking the state's tally to 34 cases, informed health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The two patients are secondary contacts of Nizamuddin Markaz attendees, added the minister.
Taking to Twitter, Sarma said, "Alert ~ Two persons from Morigaon have tested #COVID19 positive. They both are secondary contacts of #NizamuddinMarkaz attendees.
The cumulative number of patients in Assam now stands at 34. So far 5 patients have been cured.
Update at 5 pm / April 16."
This news comes hours after 3 COVID-19 patients were released from Goalpara Civil Hospital after testing negative for the virus in two successive tests.
Currently, the state has recorded 34 cases, including five cured/discharged patients under 14-day home quarantine and one death.