The number of COVID-19 cases in the State has reached 188 today, with more and more persons testing positive for the virus today. Eight of the new cases are from Hojai, two from Sonitpur and one each from Kamrup Metro, Kamrup, Nagaon and Karimganj districts. The latest case has been from Barpeta Medical College. Fourteen new cases are from Sarusajai quarantine centre, The effected people are been taken care of. Meanwhile, in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases, the health department has decided new thing, that is to keep two hospitals in Guwahati on stand by to accommodate patients.
Alert ~ Three new #COVID19 positive cases confirmed at Barpeta Medical College, where the tests were done.
↗️Total cases 188
↗️Active cases 133
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) May 20, 2020
Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today visited both the Sonapur District Hospital and Kalapahar TB Hospital and asked the administration to ramp up preparations. The Sonapur hospital was earlier used as a COVID-19
hospital, but was later opened for general patients. “The Kalapahar hospital is a quarantine centre as of now. We are putting 140 new beds there to accommodate patients. At Sonapur, we will get 80 beds,” Sarma said.
Also, by May 27, the new unit at GMCH will be ready and it will have around 200 beds. The government also plans to build a set-up to accommodate 1,000