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Assam: 92 more Covid-19 patients released, 1106 cases remain 'active'

92 Covid-19 patients were released, taking the total number of discharged patients to 1,106

Assam: 92 more Covid-19 patients released, 1106 cases remain

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Jun 2020 2:10 PM GMT

Guwahati: As many as 92 persons have been discharged from hospitals across Assam after recovering from the deadly coronavirus. With this, the number of active cases in the state stood at 1,106, while the number of discharged persons stood at 277.

As per the state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, 46 patients have been released from the Covid-19 facility at Kalapahar in Guwahati, 22 from the Mahendra Mohan Chaudhary Institute (MMCH), 13 from the Tezpur Medical College (TMC); 7 from the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH); 2 from the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Medical College and Hospital (FAAMCH); whole lone patients have been released from the Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), and the Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH).

Assam's New Strategy to Deal with Pandemic:

Meanwhile, with a view to reducing the burden on the state exchequer, the Assam Government has reduced institutional quarantine for returnees down to 4 days. Additionally, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the focus will be on conducting a massive number of tests instead. The Government is eyeing to open up 11 testing centers in the coming 1 week.

Addressing the media today, Sarma again reiterated his stand and added that while the focus will be on taking preventive steps such as wearing masks and ensuring social distancing, the Government will be focussed on bringing life back to normalcy in the ensuing months.

With the boost in testing capacities, test results of the quarantined persons will be released within 72 hours, said Sarma. At the same time, the Finance Minister has asserted that the economy of the state must keep chugging ahead, despite the threat of the coronavirus. Informing about the state's tax and GST collection, he said, "Against a collection of Rs 147 crore in April, Assam has collected Rs 360 crore in May."

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