Assam's COVID-19 tally tops 1,100 with 43 new cases

Assam's coronavirus tally touches 1,100-mark with 43 new cases

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Assam's coronavirus tally touched the 1,100-mark with 43 more people testing positive on Saturday, the state's Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

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The state at present has 968 active cases, he said.

"Alert ~ 43 new cases of #COVID19+ 5 Dhubri, 5 Golaghat, 3 Barpeta, 1 Bongaigaon, 29 by various labs (dist to be confirmed)," Sarma said in a tweet.

Four patients have so far died due to the contagion in the state, while 125 have been cured and discharged from hospitals, the minister said.

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Three patients have migrated to other states.

On Friday, Assam had crossed the 1,000-mark with a single-day highest tally of 177 new infections, including six air travellers.

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Earlier in a separate tweet, Sarma informed that a CSIR-NEIST COVID-19 testing laboratory will be functional from now in Jorhat district of Upper Assam.

The state has seen a spurt in coronavirus cases after inter-state movement was allowed during the lockdown period.

To screen all the returnees, the state government has imposed a mandatory institutional quarantine policy for everyone, barring some exceptions. 

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