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    27 COVID-19 Cases In Assam, Northeast Tally Climbs To 32

    Out of 27 COVID-19 positive cases in Assam, 26 are linked with the Nizamuddin Markaz gathering in Delhi

    One more novel coronavirus (COVID-19) positive case has been from Dhubri district of Assam on April 7th, 2020, taking the total number in Assam to 27.

    This patient too participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi last month.

    The Nizamuddin Markaz, the Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in south Delhi has emerged as a COVID-19 hotspot in the country. Out of 27 COVID-19 positive cases in Assam, 26 are linked with the Nizamuddin Markaz gathering.

    On April 6th, 2020, the first COVID-19 positive case was detected in Tripura. With the 45-year-old woman testing positive for coronavirus in Udaipur (southern Tripura), the total number of cases in the northeastern region went up to 32.

    Of the 32 positive cases in five northeastern states – Assam (27), Manipur (2), Arunachal Pradesh (1), Mizoram (1) and Tripura (1) – 28 took part in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi

    A Manipuri girl and a Mizoram man had tested positive in March after they returned from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

    A 52-year-old businessman in Guwahati, Assam has also been tested positive for COVID-19. He returned from Delhi on February 29th, 2020 and was tested positive for coronavirus on April 3rd, 2020. The health officials in Kamrup (Metro) are yet to confirm how the man was infected.

    On the other hand, four persons from Assam and eight from Tripura West, who had attended the religious congregation in Nizamuddin Markaz, have tested positive for coronavirus and are under treatment in Rajasthan.

    However, the 23-year-old Manipuri woman was declared completely free of the virus on April 6th, 2020.

    Manipur Health and Family Welfare Minister Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar Singh, in a Facebook post, confirmed the news.

    The woman is now undergoing treatment at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal, where she was admitted on March 23rd, 2020.

    On the other hand, the 50-year-old Mizo man was still at the ICU of the Zoram Medical College and Hospital in Aizawl.

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