Assam COVID-19 cases rise to 28 as 65-year-old man tests positive in Hailakandi

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Published: April 8,2020 01:33 PM
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April 8, 2020: The number of COVID-19 cases in Assam has risen to 28 as 65-year-old man from Hailakandi tested positive in on Tuesday night.

April 8, 2020: The number of COVID-19 cases in Assam has risen to 28 as 65-year-old man from Hailakandi tested positive in on Tuesday night.



The patient had a travel history to Saudi Arabia and also linked to the Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin's Nizamuddin area, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.



Among the 28 confirmed cases, 27, including five women, are all linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation.



Earlier, a man from Dhubri who was also linked with Nizamuddin Markaz event in Delhi tested positive for COVID-19.



The Health Minister held discussions with the Tablighi Jamaat members in the State and urged them to submit a list of people who had attended the event.



The COVID-19 cases are being treated at GMCH, Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital, Sonapur District Hospital, Goalpara Civil Hospital, Lakhimpur Civil Hospital, Golaghat Civil Hospital and Silchar Medical College Hospital.



Golaghat has reported the highest number of nine cases, four each from Nalbari and Morigaon, three from Goalpara, and two at Silchar and one each from Hailakandi, Dhubri, Kamrup (M), Kamrup, Lakhimpur and South Salmara.