Guwahati, May 21 : The number of COVID-19 positive cases in Assam has increased to 189 as a new case was detected Thursday morning. State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the new case has tested positive in Barpeta Medical College and Hospital.
He tweeted, "Alert - One new COVID 19 positive case confirmed at Barpeta Medical College, where the tests were done. The patient is at Kokrajhar Quarantine Centre." Altogether 31 new cases were detected on Tuesday, while 42 were reported the day before, which was the highest single-day spike in the state. The total number of COVID 19 positive cases in the state now stands at 189, of which 48 have recovered and four have died. (UNI)