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Coronavirus: 11 Assam Assembly employees test positive for COVID-19

Eleven employees of the Assam Legislative Assembly have tested positive for COVID-19 in a single day

Coronavirus 11 Assam Assembly employees test positive for COVID-19
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Guwahati, First Published Aug 7, 2020, 4:15 PM IST
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Guwahati: Ahead of the scheduled commencement of a session from August 31,  11 employees of Assam Legislative Assembly have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in a single day.

According to reports, the Assembly administration is testing all its employees with the help of the health department.

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Assembly principal secretary Mrigendra Kumar Deka said that till August 6, 270 staff were tested and among them 11 tested positive. The tested positive patients are presently admitted to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and the COVID care centre set up at IIT-Guwahati.

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Assam has so far registered 52,817 coronavirus cases, including 17,313 in Guwahati alone. A total of 37,224 people have recovered from the disease, while 126 have died of it. The total number of active cases in the state stands at 15,464.

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