The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Assam now stands at 26 Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: A fresh case of COVID-19 aka novel coronavirus has been reported from Assam, taking the total to 26 in the state so far. The patient from Cachar district is also related to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz last month.

This was updated at 11.15 pm on Saturday (April 4) by health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Twitter.

So far, 25 of the 26 positive cases in the state have been related to the Nizamuddin Markaz event.

Meanwhile, after the first positive case of novel coronavirus was detected in Guwahati — the only one reportedly not related to the Tablighi Jamaat event, the Assam government has identified 111 contacts of the patient, Manish Tibrewal, and collected samples for all of them, minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed during a press conference in Guwahati on Saturday. The patient is now being treated at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH).

Sarma informed that all the contacts have been directed to home quarantine and for whorever it’s not possible, they have been taken to Kalapahar IDSP quarantine centre in the city. A few of them are also in a Nagaon quarantine facility.

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