Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced today that a Coronavirus patient who was being treated at the Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH) in Guwahati has now been cured and released, thereby taking the state's number of active cases to 22.
As per the Assam Government's numbers, 64 patients in the state have tested positive for the virus so far; 39 patients have been discharged so far and 22 'active' patients are being treated for the virus. Two people -- a 65 year old from Hailakandi and a 16 year old from Guwahati -- have succumbed to death so far.
Glad that one #COVID19 patient, after testing negative successively, has been discharged from MMCH today taking the total recovered patients to 39.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 13, 2020
↗️ Total cases 64*
↗️ Discharged 39
↗️ Active cases 22
↗️ Dead 2
* One patient has migrated to Bihar#AssamCovidCount pic.twitter.com/a0fLQJiq4J
Biswa Sarma has also informed that a patient has been migrated to Bihar.
Yesterday while addressing the media in Guwahati's NHM office, Sarma added that more than 20,000 samples have been tested thus far in the state's 7 testing centres. "On this date, 1,113 sample results are being awaited",Sarma informed.
The Minister also informed that if there is not a sudden blow-up in the number of cases, the GMCH which is currently only open for COVID patients, will once again be re-opened to the general public on May 15 next.