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Coronavirus pandemic: 9-year-old test positive in Assam’s Jorhat, cases reach 96

A 9-year-old boy has been tested positive for COVID-19 taking the total to 96 in Assam in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

The baby, hails from Upper Assam’s Jorhat district, has been sent to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital.

With the new case, the total active COVID-19 cases reached 51. Of the total 96, 41 have been cured/ discharged while two died due to the virus in the state so far.

Also read: COVID-19 cases soar to 95 as 4 more test positive in Assam

On May 16 night, four positive cases – two from Guwahati one each from upper Assam’s Sivasagar district and Sonitpur district – and were reported. Sivasagar registered its first COVID-19 case with a young boy tested positive for the lethal virus while the Guwahati registered 33 total cases so far.

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma appealed the people of the state not to step out of their homes unless it is very important and to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Also read: India surpasses China tally with over 90,000 confirmed cases
The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 90,000 on Sunday with more people testing positive for the deadly virus infection in India, even as indications emerged about greater relaxations in the fourth phase of the lockdown beginning Monday to contain economic costs of the coronavirus pandemic.

With the massive spike in the confirmed COVID-19 cases, India has surpassed China’s official tally of 82,933 with as many as 4,987 new cases registered in the last 24 hours.

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The situation in Maharashtra is worsening with 30,706 COVID-19 cases reported so far followed by Gujarat with 10,988 cases and Tamil Nadu with 10,585 cases. Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, and Karnataka crossed 1,000-mark while Assam registered 4 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total to 95; of which 50 are active cases while 41 have been cured/ discharged and two died in the state so far. A total of 34,109 people have been cured/ discharged while 2,872 people died due to the virus across the nation

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