The 8 patients tested negative in  3-4 successive tests
The 8 patients tested negative in 3-4 successive tests|Representational image
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Assam: 8 more COVID-19 patients to be discharged, total 27 cured 

The state now has 7 active cases out of the reported 35 including one fatality

Simran Bajaj

Simran Bajaj

Guwahati: Assam government is discharging 8 more COVID-19 patients on Sunday, taking the total number of discharged patients to 27. The state now has 7 active cases out of the reported 35 cases including one fatality.

State health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that 4 will be discharged from Golaghat Civil Hospital and the remaining 4 from MMCH Guwahati.

In a tweet, he said, "Good news ~ After their 3-4 successive tests for #coronavirus came negative, 8 patients are being discharged today & will remain under observation for the next 14 days.

4 Golaghat patients from KKCH 1 Nalbari patient from MMCH, Ghy 3 Dhubri patients from MMCH, Ghy

Wishes."

Sarma informed that Assam's discharge and recovery rate is 77%. The state also has no instance of community transmission.

Assam has so far tested 7616 samples tested across six medical colleges in the state, with GMCH, Guwahati conducting the highest number of tests.

On protective gears in the state, he said Assam has 2.70 lakh PPE kits, 52,000 N95 masks and 46 Lakh triple layer masks.

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