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7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Assam; tally rises to 266

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Assam surged to 266 after 7 new cases, all from quarantine centres, were reported on Saturday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 23, 2020 13:49 IST
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7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Assam; tally rises to 266

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Assam surged to 266 after 7 new cases, all from quarantine centres, were reported on Saturday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. Of the total cases, currently, 205 affected persons are receiving treatment in the state, while 54 patients have so far recovered from the infection, four have died and three have migrated out of the state, he said.

Six of the new patients are from Hojai district and were housed in the Sarusajai quarantine centre in Guwahati while the seventh patient was in a quarantine centre in Dhubri district, he said.

"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," Sarma tweeted.

Assam had on Friday witnessed the biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases, with 49 people testing positive.

A total of 55,791 samples have been tested so far in seven laboratories in the state, out of which results of 266 persons have returned positive and those of 50,450 have returned negative while the remaining reports are awaited.

(With PTI Inputs)

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