The death audit board will ascertain whether the 3 deaths will be included in the state's COVID-19 death toll or not
Guwahati: Another three COVID-19 patients admitted in Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Assam succumbed to death on Sunday.
The deceased have been identified as Nilakshi Sing, Arjun Kumar Ajitsaria and Subhawati Devi Maurya.
Informing about the same, state health and family welfare minister tweeted saying: "Very sad to inform that 3 #COVID19 + patients - Smt Nilakshi Sing (40) of Guwahati; Mr Arjun Kumar AjitSaria (63) of Nagaon & Mrs Subhawati Devi Maurya (55) of Guwahati admitted in GMCH Covid ICU succumbed to their critical infections between 11.30 pm and 2 am.
Since the patient's death wasn't caused by COVID-19, they are not likely to be counted in the death toll of the highly contagious virus. The death audit board will ascertain whether the cases will be included or not.
As per the last update by Sarma, Assam has recorded 16,071 cases of which 10,426 have been discharged, 5,607 are active, 35 dead and 3 migrated to other states.