Among the 140 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday morning, 122 are from Guwahati alone

Guwahati: Eight doctors and laboratory technicians deployed at the laboratories of the microbiology department of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) have reportedly tested COVID-19 positive.

Following this, the number of doctors and health workers affected in the virus at the GMCH has increased to 12.

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Meanwhile, among the 140 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday morning, 122 are from Guwahati alone, informed state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. With the new cases, Assam’s total coronavirus count has reached 8,547.

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Cases of the highly contagious infection continue to rise in the state, especially in Kamrup (Metropolitan), as the district alone has reported 1,284 cases of the virus. Currently, Kamrup (M) — in which Guwahati city is located — is under a strict 14-day total lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.

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