Guwahati: Three more persons from Assam on Saturday passed away due to COVID-19 related complications, Assam health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote in a tweet. With these fresh deaths, the toll in the Northeast Indian state has soared to 101.
The three COVID-19 deaths recorded on Saturday were reported from the districts of Cachar and Golaghat.
"Very sad to share the demise of three more #COVID19 patients today~ Late Morning Pohleng (40) and Late Lila Paul (70) of Cachar & Late Hiramon Thakur (68) of Golaghat. My deepest condolences to their bereaved families. Prayers", the minister wrote in his tweet.
Very sad to share the demise of three more #COVID19 patients today~ Late Morning Pohleng (40) and Late Lila Paul (70) of Cachar & Late Hiramon Thakur (68) of Golaghat.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 1, 2020
My deepest condolences to their bereaved families. Prayers 🙏
The number of deaths due to COVID-19 is increasing in the State every day. Four more persons had succumbed to the virus infection on Friday, July 31.
"Sad to share the demise of four more #COVID patients~ Late Manik Saha (68) of Hojai; Late Minu Banik (30) of Kamrup Metro; Late Gopal Das (68) of Jorhat; Late Bijay Sarkar (59) of Dibrugarh. May God provide strength to their families to bear the loss. Prayers!" Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
Meanwhile, a second plasma bank, which is expected to add more teeth to the fight against the virus, became operational at Tezpur Medical College and Hospital (TMCH) from Friday.
The tally in Assam has risen to 40,269 after the detection of 1,862 more coronavirus cases on Friday, July 31. Of these, Kamrup (M) reported the highest number of cases with 281 infections. However, the number seems tame in comparison to the caseloads recorded in the early part of July, when it had become a norm for more than 500 cases to de detected on a daily basis. On the same day, 1,277 people were discharged from hospitals across the state after recovering from the contagious disease, bringing the number of discharges close to that of fresh infections.