GUWAHATI, May 11 - Two more persons, including a patient of GMCH and a worker in a Fancy Bazar hotel, tested positive for COVID-19 today in Guwahati, taking the State tally to 64.
�One originally hails from Morigaon, while the other is from Guwahati itself,� Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in tweet.
Sources identified one as Manglu Sahani who works at a hotel in Fancy Bazar.
�Forty-five-year-old Sahani was suffering from fever since a few days, after which he was taken to MMCH on Sunday for tests by a colleague in motorcycle,� sources said, adding that Sahani had also worked at a godown at Changsari a few days back.
�He had fever and when he came for screening we took his samples and had advised home quarantine,� sources at the MMCH said. He was taken to MMCH for admission at around 8 pm this evening.
The second patient is from Monoha village in Morigaon but was living in Guwahati for the last several years.
Sources said he is a patient at the neurology department of GMCH.
�The person has a paan shop at Guwahati and he was admitted at GMCH on April 24 for various other ailments,� the sources said. He was also taken to MMCH for treatment this evening.
Currently, there are around 350 patients admitted at GMCH and new patients are not being admitted since the detection of COVID-19 in a doctor within the facility a couple of days back.
Tests are being conducted in all the 1,500 staff and patients and the contacts of the positive patient.
�The samples were sent to ICMR-Lahowal, AMCH, Barpeta and even Delhi for tests. It will take some time before we get all the results,� the sources said.
Many doctors and nurses have been quarantined. Even if their results come negative, the direct contacts will have to stay in quarantine for some time and another test conducted after some days.
Meanwhile, five COVID-19 patients of Bongaigaon, who were admitted at MMCH, were discharged today. Total discharged patients are 39 now.
So far, 64 positive cases have been detected in Assam, while active cases are 22, as one person � an ambulance driver � who had tested positive here had left for Bihar.
(With inputs from Morigaon Correspondent)