16-yr-old is Assam’s youngest Covid-19 patient, state tally at 37
The patient is youngest among the 36 positive cases reported in the state till date. Assam had recorded its first case on March 31 with a 52-year-old from Badarpur testing positive.Updated: Apr 28, 2020 18:18 IST
Assam recorded one new Covid-19 case on Tuesday afternoon when a 16-year-old girl tested positive for the virus. She is a secondary contact of a person who attended the Tablighi Jamaat event at Nizamuddin in Delhi last month.
The patient is youngest among the 36 positive cases reported in the state till date. Assam had recorded its first case on March 31 with a 52-year-old from Badarpur testing positive.
“A 16-year-old girl from Salmara, Bongaigaon, a secondary contact of a (Nizamuddin) Markaz attendee, has tested Covid positive,” state health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.
Alert ~ A 16-year-old girl from Salmara Bongaingaon, secondary contact of a Markaz attendee, has tested #COVID positive.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) April 28, 2020
The number of #COVID19 patients in Assam now stands at 36. However active hospital cases are 8.
Update at 12:20 pm / April 28#AssamCovidCount
Sarma said that the patient was already under home quarantine.
The latest case come five days after a person from Bilasipara in Dhubri district tested positive on April 23.
While 27 patients have recovered from Covid-19 and been discharged from hospitals, nine others are still under treatment. The state has recorded one fatality thus far with a 65-year-old dying at Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH) on April 10.
One positive patient from Nagaland is undergoing treatment at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).
While most patients have recovered and have been discharged, the state’s first patient who also suffers from cancer and diabetes is still under treatment at SMCH since March 31.