Assam's first Covid-19 case is a four-year-old child in Jorhat
Assam : Assam reported its first confirmed coronavirus case on Saturday after a four-year-old girl in Jorhat was tested positive to the virus, Deputy Commissioner said.
Deputy Commissioner Roshni Aparanji Korati said results of the test done in Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) laboratory came positive this evening.
"We have sent the samples to ICMR-RMRC laboratory at Lahowal in Dibrugarh district for a recheck. The result is expected tomorrow afternoon," she added.
The Deputy commissioner informed that the family does not have an international travel history, but they had domestic travel from Bihar via a train to Mariani in Jorhat.
"The girl, her sister and her mother came to Jorhat on March 19. Health workers visited the family on March 20 and brought them to JMCH as the girl exhibited symptoms. A sample was taken for testing and today evening, the result came," she said.