Assam reports its first COVID-19 related death.

Guwahati, April 10: Assam first COVID-19 death has been reported on Friday as a 65-year-old man from Hailakandi district of the state died due to COVID-19.

The man hailing from Hailakandi district died at Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH) early on Friday morning.

Confirming the report, Assam Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted – “With utmost Grief and sorrow, I would like to inform that Sri Faijul Haque Barbhyan,(65)Hailakandi District has expired a few minutes back in SMCH due to complication of COVID19 http://infection.My deep condolences and prayers for the bereaved family.”

The man was tested COVID-19 positive on April 7 and he had a travel history to Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, the Assam Health minister said that, the 65-year-old man had also visited Nizamuddin Markaz.

On Thursday, he had been shifted to the ICU of Silchar Medical College Hospital after his oxygen saturation started decreasing.

Assam has reported 29 positive cases for COVID-19 and there are now 28 active cases in the state.