Guwahati, May 20 : Special crematoriums and graveyards will be built in all districts of Assam for last rites of COVID 19 patients even as the state registered 13 new cases today, pushing up the number of COVID 19 positive cases to 170. State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma informed through Twitter regarding detection of the new cases.
Out of the new cases, eight are from Hojai district, two from Sonitpur, and one each from Kamrup (metro), Kamrup and Nagaon districts. The minister, talking to reporters earlier, had informed that seven more COVID 19 patients have recovered and were being discharged from different hospitals today. He further informed that all deputy commissioners have been asked to set up crematoriums and graveyards in secluded areas for last rites of COVID 19 patients.
He said, “There was already an order for such an arrangement and some districts had made it too. We have now asked all districts to implement it fully.” The current COVID 19 positive tally in the state stands at 170, out of which 48 have recovered and four have died. (UNI)