Assam COVID-19 death toll surges to 27

With 568 new cases Assam COVID-19 tally surges to 14600, 13 persons died within 72 hours

Guwahati, July 10: With 568 new cases, Assam COVID-19 toll surges to 14600, with 13 death in the last 72 hours. The 568 fresh positive cases for COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours.

Five more COVID-19 patients died in Assam in the last 24 hours taking the death toll due to the deadly virus to 27.

Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that four COVID-19 patients died at Guwahati Medical College Hospital and Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital in Guwahati and another patient died at Assam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh.

A 72-year-old COVID-19 patients with lymphoma died at AMCH, a 68-year-old patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and a 38-year-old patient with diabetes died at MMCH. A 70-year-old COVID-19 patient from Beltola area in Guwahati and a 56-year-old government officer from Karbi Anglong admitted in GMCH COVID ICU succumbed to their critical infections,” the Assam Health minister said.

In the last 72 hours, 13 persons died in the state due to the novel Coronavirus.

On the other hand, with 568 new COVID-19 positive cases the state tally has now surged to 14600.

Out of the new cases, 355 cases have been reported from Guwahati city alone.

Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted – “568 new #COVID19 patients recorded in Assam today, with 355 patients from Guwahati City alone. I advise Ghy people not to panic & take proper care. Total cases 14600, Recovered 9147, Active cases 5423, Deaths 27.”

On the other hand, 402 police personnel of the state have tested positive for COVID-19 till July 9.

Additional Director General of Police (Law & Order) GP Singh tweeted – “July 9th 2020 – @assampolice 402 personnel have tested positive for Covid-19 till date out of whom 116 have recovered. All others are stable.