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Assam reports 15 COVID-19 positive cases in last 48 hours

Assam reports 15 COVID-19 positive cases in last 48 hours

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 May 2020, 10:17 am

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam has reported 15 positive cases for COVID-19 in last 48 hours taking the state tally to 59.

Out of 16 new cases, 10 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from Cachar district and five from Guwahati.

On Friday night, a girl student of Regional Dental College in Guwahati tested positive for COVID-19.

Confirming the report, Assam Health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted: “One student of Regional Dental College, Kamrup Metro has tested #COVID19 positive. Total #COVID19 patients in Assam 59.”

The student of Regional Dental College was engaged in screening work at Guwahati Medical College Hospital since Apr 27.

Earlier, a post graduate student of Guwahati Medical College and Hospital was tested COVID-19 positive.

On the other hand, 10 people who were returned from Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan to Silchar in Cachar district were tested positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the state government has declared Guwahati Medical College Hospital, Regional Dental College, Dr B Barooah Cancer Hospital in Guwahati and few areas in Guwahati and Cachar district as containment zone.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)