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Assam reports seven more COVID-19 positive cases, tally now 266

Assam reports seven more COVID-19 positive cases, tally now 266

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 May 2020, 12:55 pm

Guwahati/IBNS: Assam on Saturday reported seven more positive cases for COVID-19.

With the new cases the state tally has now increased to 266.

The new cases have been reported from Hojai and Dhubri district.

Assam Health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that, out of seven new cases, six are from Hojai district and they are at Sarusajai stadium quarantine centre while one is from Dhubri district.

He tweeted, "Seven people are found to be #COVID19 +. 6 of them are from Hojai but are in Sarusajai quarantine centre. One is from Dhubri but in quarantine. Total cases 266.”

On Friday, Assam witnessed highest single-day spike after 49 COVID-19 positive cases detected in the state.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

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