The infant, Amina Parbin hailing from Barpeta district is most likely the youngest patient to succumb to the virus Credit: Representational image

Guwahati: Assam recorded 18 COVID-19 fatalities on Tuesday, including a 1 year-6 month-old baby. The infant, Amina Parbin hailing from Barpeta district, is most likely the youngest patient to succumb to the virus.

Taking to Twitter, Assam health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote “My prayers to God to provide all bereaved families & friends with enough strength to bear the pain.”

Among the deceased, the youngest is Parbina, the 1.5-year-old, and the oldest are 72-year-old Ranjit Kumar Das from Kamrup Metro, and Siddique Hussain from Dhubri.

Assam has so far recorded 1,88,902 cases of COVID-19 infections, of which 1,55,074 have been discharged, 33.047 are active cases, 778 has passed away and 3 people have migrated to other states.

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