Assam on high alert after 27 COVID-19 positive cases detected in the last 72 hours:

Guwahati, May 16: Assam on High Alert due to a rise in COVID-19 cases. Assam on high alert after 27 positive cases for COVID-19 has been detected in the state in the last 72 hours.

All cases have been detected in Guwahati and the administration of Kamrup (Metro) district has declared several areas in the capital city of Assam as containment zone.

On Saturday, two more positive cases for COVID-19 has detected in Guwahati.

Both case has related to an earlier COVID-19 patient of Fancy Bazar area in Guwahati.

Assam Health Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that, among the two new cases one is a barber and another is a handcart puller.

With the new cases, the state tally is now increased to 91.

He tweeted – “2 more persons, related to Aloo Godam case, test #COVID19 + in Guwahati. Total cases 91.”

On Friday, three COVID-19 positive cases were detected in the city including one case was detected at Sarusajai stadium quarantine camp and one is an indoor patient of Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) and another had migrated to West Bengal.

Assam has so far reported 91 COVID-19 positive cases including 34 cases from Kamrup (Metro), 11 cases from Cachar district, nine cases from Golaghat district, six cases each from Morigaon, Goalpara districts, five cases each from Dhubri, Bongaigaon districts, four cases from Nalbari district, three cases from Jorhat district, two cases each from Karimganj and Kamrup districts and one each from South Salmara, Lakhimpur, Hailakandi and Kokrajhar district.

Out of them two COVID-19 patients died and 41 others were discharged from hospitals and the state has now 44 active COVID-19 positive cases.