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3 More Cases of COVID-19 Detected in Assam's Goalpara, Cases Rise to 16

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Dispur, March 2, 2020:

The number of COVID-19 cases in Assam continue to see a spike, with the Government of Assam now confirming that as many as 16 people are carriers of the contagion in the State. 3 more cases have been detected in Goalpara, and all had reportedly joined the Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin.
In the wee hours of the morning, Assam Finance and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that 3 more cases were detected, all the cases were detected in Goalpara in Assam.
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At 12:15 am, the Health Minister took to Twitter to inform that “3 more COVID 19 positive cases in Goalpara, Assam, taking the total to 16. These three new cases are also of those who joined Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz.”
After making the announcement, the Health Minister reportedly went to inquire about the condition of a patient who is also showing symptoms but is yet to be confirmed. “Late in the night on Wednesday, after Sonapur Civil Hospital, I visited Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital (MMCH), Guwahati, to enquire about condition of a patient whose symptoms are indicative, yet he is not confirmed for COVID 19 yet”, said the Minister via a tweet.
Meanwhile, the number of cases of the new coronavirus or COVID-19 across the world have risen to 935,957, with 47,245 cases reported so far. 194,286 people have recovered so far.
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Of the 658,816 cases which are active, 35,610 (or 5%) are said to be in critical condition. In the United States, 215,215 people have been infected so far (5,110 have died). In India, cases have risen to 1,998 and 58 people have died from complications related to the COVID-19.
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