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Assam recorded more than 100 new cases of COVID-19 for the third consecutive day on May 27, pushing the overall tally to 783.

Altogether 101 new cases were reported on May 27, while 25 previously detected COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma confirmed of the new cases through Twitter.

A person from Kamrup Metro district, who came to Guwahati from Ahmadabad on May 25 in a SpiceJet flight was tested positive for COVID-19.

Among the other detected cases, 42 were from Kamrup Metro and 14 each were from Hojai and Golaghat.

Nine of the new patients were from Charaideo, six from Morigaon, and four from Darrang and Nagaon.

Two cases were confirmed from Karbi Anglong, and one each from Dhemaji, Sivasagar, Kamrup, Jorhat and Lakhimpur.

The minister informed that 25 patients were discharged from various hospitals on May 27 following complete recovery. The number of recovered patients in Assam now stands at 87.

The state has been recording massive spike in new COVID-19 cases with 134 and 156 cases detected on May 26 and May 25 respectively.

People returning from outside have been accounting for most of the new cases.

The active cases tally in Assam now stands at 689, while four deaths have been reported so far.

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