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COVID-19 Patient Discharged from Guwahati's MMCH; 22 Cases Remain Active

As per the Assam Government's numbers, 64 patients in the state have tested positive for the COVID-19 so far.

COVID-19 Patient Discharged from Guwahatis MMCH; 22 Cases Remain Active

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 May 2020 11:34 AM GMT

Guwahati:

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.

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.

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