Guwahati: Himanta Biswa Sarma at Kumarpara to monitor evacuation of COVID-19 patients


GUWAHATI: Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma along with senior officials monitored the evacuation of two new COVID-19 patients at Kumarpara in Guwahati. They were transferred to Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) in the city. The two patients were detected with the disease on Saturday.

These two new cases are related to the Fancy Bazaar COVID-19 case in Guwahati.

“Both the patients were asymptomatic, and were found through contact tracing. There is no need to fear,” Dr. Sarma tweeted.

Earlier on Friday, Assam reported three COVID-19 positive cases. Among them, one person was under quarantine at Sarusajai after he had reached Guwahati from Mumbai by driving his own vehicle. The person was shifted to MMCH.

 A patient of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) also tested COVID-19 positive on Friday. The patient was transferred to COVID-19 ward of the same hospital. On the other hand, though a man from West Bengal tested COVID-19 positive, he had already migrated to his home state and is currently receiving treatment.

So far Assam has reported total 91 COVID-19 positive case. While 41 patients have already been discharged, it reported 2 COVID-19 deaths. Two persons have migrated to other states. Currently, there are 46 active cases in the state.