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6 more Covid-19 patients discharged from GMCH, 819 cases remain active

Six more Covid-19 patients have been discharged from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital after testing negative

6 more Covid-19 patients discharged from GMCH, 819 cases remain active

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 May 2020 2:18 PM GMT

Guwahati: Six more Covid-19 patients have been discharged from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) after testing negative for the Covid-19 twice.

Moments after making this announcement, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that 25 fresh cases of the Covid-19 were detected - of these, 11 are from the hard-hit Kamrup (Metro) district, 8 are from Hojai, and 6 are citizens who returned after the reopening of the sky route.

Till date, 109 persons in Assam have been discharged after recovering from the coronavirus. Cases, at the same time, have spiked up to 935 and 819 cases remain active. Meanwhile, the state has reported 4 deaths and 3 migrations.

Moments earlier, Meghalaya registered 6 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, as returnees from Maharashtra, Bangalore, West, Bengal and Chennai tested positive. The tally has now risen to 27 Covid-19 cases, with 1 death reported so far. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma, who alerted about this development, stated that 3 of the positive persons hail from South West Garo Hills district, and 1 each hails from the West Garo Hills, East Khasi Hills, and West Khasi Hills districts.

While infection rates from the virus have begun to fall in many countries, in India they are still rising sharply, and epidemiologists warn a peak is yet to come. Alarmingly, the number of coronavirus cases in India reached 1.65 lakh on Friday, as 7,466 fresh cases of the virus were reported in 24 hours, its biggest jump so far. India has recorded 4,706 COVID-19 deaths so far, making it the ninth worst affected country in the world. Significantly, the nation has even passed China, where the virus is first believed to have originated.

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