Total number of COVID-19 patients now stands at 64
Total number of COVID-19 patients now stands at 64|EastMojo image

2 more COVID-19 cases reported in Assam; total 64 in state

2 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Assam; while one hails from Morigaon, the other is from Guwahati; total tally now stands at 64 in state, announces health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Amlan Jyoti Das

Amlan Jyoti Das

Guwahati: Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 Assam, taking the total tally to 64 so far. While one of them hails from Morigaon, the other is a resident of Guwahati, announced Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Taking to Twitter, the minister said: “Alert ~ 2 persons are tested #COVID19 + in Guwahati. One originally hails from Morigaon, while other is from Guwahati itself.”

In various press meets in the recent week, the health minister had stated his concerns over the rise of novel coronavirus patients with no travel history in Guwahati. He had, therefore, urged everyone to follow strict physical distancing norms and the usage of masks at all time.

On May 8, the state government had already declared four containment zones in the city -- two boys hostels at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH), Dr B Borooah Cancer Institue and Amiya Nagar. This also includes the residential boundary of Dr Dilip Baruah; south: boundary of nurses hostel GMCH; east: residential boundary of Jogeswari Kalita and Kailash Kalita; west: Dental College Road.

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