9-year-old tests COVID-19 positive in Jorhat; Assam tally moves to 96

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A nine-year-old boy was tested positive for COVID-19 in Jorhat on May 17, taking the total tally of positive cases in Assam to 96 cases.

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Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that the minor came from Delhi recently. He was admitted at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital.

A 9 year-old baby boy from Ward No 3 of #Jorhat, and who came from Delhi, has tested #COVID positive. She is now in Jorhat Medical College & Hospital (sic),” the minister tweeted.

With this, the number of active cases in Assam stands at 51 while 41 others recovered from the disease. Two patients died of COVID-19 complications while two others migrated to other states.

 

(The story was edited after the minister clarified that the patient is a nine-year-old boy and not a three-year-old girl as was stated earlier).


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