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A COVID-19 patient in Assam died on May 18. With this, the number of casualties due to COVID-19 related complications in the state went up to 3.

On May 18, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that a patient at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Guwahati died of respiratory distress. The patient was suffering from ‘neck cancer’ as well as COVID-19 and had returned from Mumbai recently.

“Extremely sad to share that Gopindra Ch Malakar, 71, who returned from Mumbai and had neck cancer and COVID-19 passed away at 11.05 am at GMCH owing to respiratory distress. Doctors did their best. DME has reached & DC informed for other formalities. Heartfelt condolences,” the minister tweeted.

Assam reported 102 COVID-19 cases of which 41 people were discharged after recovering from the disease. Now, Assam has 56 active cases.

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