Guwahati: With the death of a 50-year-old man hailing from Fatasil Ambari area in Guwahati, the COVID-19 death toll in the Assam has risen to 12.
The man was rushed to the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), but was pronounced dead upon arrival. A COVID-19 test was administered on the man, which revealed his positive status.
"I am sad to inform you that 50-year-old Mr. Dilip Talukdar of Fatasil Ambari, Guwahati was brought dead to GMCH on June 22. Subsequently, he was tested positive for #COVID19. With this, our death toll goes up to 12. My heartfelt condolences to the Talukdar family. Prayers", Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on Twitter.
I am sad to inform that 50-yr-old Mr Dilip Talukdar of Fatasil Ambari, Guwahati was brought dead to GMCH on June 22. Subsequently, he was tested positive for #COVID19. With this our death toll goes up to12.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 30, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the Talukdar family. Prayers.
This follows the death of another man in Guwahati -- aged 45 -- who passed away due to complications on Sunday. Sarma informed on Twitter that the 45-year-old resident of Khanapara, Guwahati, died due to COVID-19 in GMCH and he was taken to the hospital late, in a critical state due to which doctors could not save him.
These two deaths, coming within a span of 48 hours, have been reported at a time when the citizenry is already at an edge due to a massive spike due in COVID-19 cases. This has prompted the authorities to clamp a lockdown across the city. Additionally, no one (except those carrying railway/flight tickets and coming for health purposes) shall be granted entry to the city during this lockdown phase that will last till July 12.