Guwahati (Assam), April 7 :A person from Hailakandi district, with a travel history to Saudi Arabia, has been confirmed as #COVID19 positive. The total number of #Covid patients in #Assam now stands at 28.
One more COVID-19 positive case was detected in Assam on Tuesday morning taking the state’s active cases to 28 while the total number of positive cases in the northeastern region rose to 33, according to official sources.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in a tweet, “One more Covid-19 positive case from Dhubri District (western Assam) has been confirmed, taking the total number in Assam to 27. This patient is related to Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi.”
Urging people not to panic, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said in a tweet on Monday night “First Covid-19 positive case detected in Tripura. The patient is from Udaipur (southern Tripura). We are taking proper care of the patient.”
The health officials in Agartala said that the 45-year-old infected woman returned to Tripura by train on March 18-19 after offering puja at Guwahati’s Kamakhya temple. “The woman has been tested positive for novel coronavirus on Monday at the government run Govind Ballabh Pant Medical College and Hospital,” West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector Sandeep Mahatme N. said in a notification.
The District Magistrate has formed a five-member Rapid Response Team to look after the patient. Of the 32 positive cases in five northeastern states — Assam (27), Manipur (2), Mizoram (1), Arunachal Pradesh (1) and Tripura (1) — 28 took part in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi last month, while a Manipuri girl and a Mizoram man had tested positive last month after they returned from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, respectively.
Another 52-year-old trader in Assam’s Kamrup (Metro) district has also been infected with coronavirus. Besides, four persons from Assam and eight people from Tripura, who had attended the Jamaat congregation, have tested positive for Covid-19 and are under treatment in hospitals in north India.
(With IANS inputs)