Guwahati, May 19 : In the highest spike in COVID 19 positive cases in a single day yet in Assam, 26 new patients have been detected today so far, pushing the overall figure to 141. Among the detected patients is a 2-year-old infant.
State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed through Twitter the detection of the new cases, with all the new cases reported from quarantine and with travel history. While six cases were reported initially in the forenoon, 14 more were detected in less than an hour of the first lot and another six reported later in the evening, taking the total number of new cases to 26. As per information shared by the minister, seven cases have been confirmed from Kamrup district.
Three cases have been found in Guwahati, among them being the wife and daughter of a cancer patient who had returned from Mumbai recently and died of COVID 19 here yesterday. Two cases each have been reported from Hojai, Biswanath, Nalbari, Nagaon, Jorhat, Karimganj and Golaghat districts. Kokrajhar has reported one case today so far, while another case has been detected among the returnees staying at Sarusajai quarantine camp here.
The infant with COVID 19 positive has been detected in Hojai district, with travel history to Mumbai. The current overall tally in the state now stands at 141, out of which 41 have recovered and four others have died. (UNI)