Assam registers 54% rise COVID-19 positive cases in 48 hours

Guwahati, May 19 (IANS) With two deaths, Assam registered a 54 per cent increase in COVID-19 positive cases in the past 48 hours raising the state's tally to 154, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Tuesday.

According to the latest tweet from Sarma, the positive cases rose to 154 late Tuesday evening with active cases at 107 and four deaths, including two casualties in the past 48 hours. Of the new cases reported in the past 48 hours, the highest number of 27 people tested positive in Guwahati while remaining are in 10 other districts.

According to Sarma, a 71-year-old cancer patient, who had returned from Mumbai recently, died at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Monday. His wife and daughter also tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Sarma said that another person had died at GMCH on Monday night prior to detection of coronavirus. Out of the 154 positive cases found so far in Assam, 41 people have been discharged from hospitals after they recovered from the disease and two cases migrated to other states.



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