GUWAHATI: A COVID-19 patient has been discharged from Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) in Guwahati on Saturday. The patient has been discharged after testing negative for COVID-19 twice, tweeted Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
? One patient has been discharged today after testing negative for #COVID19 twice from MMCH.
Update 7:30 pm / May 23 pic.twitter.com/uBigpMWMKZ
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 23, 2020
With this the number of active cases in Assam has come down to 267. So far 55 people have been discharged from hospitals.
The state has reported a total of 329 COVID-19 positive cases. On Saturday, it witnessed the highest-single-day spike with 70 cases. Majority of the newly-detected patients are the returnees from other states. A large number of people returned to Assam after the relaxations of inter-state transport and partial resumption of passenger train services in the country.