COVID-19: Assam tests 8,117 samples, 35 positive

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Assam has tested a total of8,117 samples so far for COVID-19, of which 35 came out aspositive, Health and Family Welfare Department said on Monday.

However, as per the Union Ministry of Health andFamily Welfare, the state has reported 36 confirmed cases.

According to the daily bulletin of Assam government,27 persons have recovered and were discharged from hospitals,while seven others are undergoing treatment. One person dieddue to the contagion.

Over 4.31 lakh people have been screened across thestate, including 36,783 passengers who were examined at sixairports, till date, it said.

While 21,275 travellers were screened at three landports — Darranga (Baksa), Mankachar (South Salmara) andSutarkandi (Karimganj), 3,65,044 persons underwent the processat other places like rail stations and bus stands.

The Assam government said a total of 74,861 personsare undergoing 28-day home quarantine at present across thestate in order to prevent spread of the deadly novelcoronavirus.

In its daily bulletin, the Health and Family WelfareDepartment said a total of 92,615 asymptomatic persons havebeen placed under observation.

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