Wednesday, Aug 05, 2020 | Last Update : 09:17 PM IST

133rd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra45795629935616142 Tamil Nadu2682852087844349 Andhra Pradesh176333956251604 Karnataka145830692722704 Delhi1391561252264033 Uttar Pradesh100310572711817 West Bengal80984568841785 Telangana6894649675563 Gujarat65704485612529 Bihar6203140760349 Assam4816233429115 Rajasthan4667932832732 Haryana3779631226448 Odisha3768124483258 Madhya Pradesh3508225414912 Kerala279561629988 Jammu and Kashmir2239614856417 Punjab1901512491462 Jharkhand140705199129 Chhatisgarh10109761369 Uttarakhand8008484795 Goa7075511460 Tripura5520367528 Puducherry4147253758 Manipur301818147 Himachal Pradesh2879171013 Nagaland24056594 Arunachal Pradesh179011053 Chandigarh120671520 Meghalaya9173305 Sikkim7832971 Mizoram5022820
  India   All India  21 May 2020  Assam registers record 42 corona cases in a day

Assam registers record 42 corona cases in a day

Published : May 21, 2020, 12:53 pm IST
Updated : May 21, 2020, 12:53 pm IST

Two-month-old baby among victims, total jumps to 157

 Covid numbers shoot up in Karnataka. (PTI Photo)
  Covid numbers shoot up in Karnataka. (PTI Photo)

Guwahati: With growing number of migrant workers and stranded people returning to state, the number of coronavirus positive cases has registered a biggest ever spike with detection of 42 cases on Wednesday in quarantine facilities in Assam. It includes a two-month-old baby who had returned with its parents from outside the state. The total number of positive cases in the state has jumped to 157.

Moreover, the state is grappling with another problem as on Wednesday, at least three corona positive patients escaped the Sarusajai quarantine centre causing immense stress for the administration. However, the police managed to apprehend all of them — Hamidul Ahmed and Shajahal Ali of Nalbari and Md Saidul Alam of Hojai.


Since May 18, Assam has reported 57 Covid-19 cases. At least 40 of them had returned from outside the state and were mostly in institutional quarantine. A few were under home quarantine.

Assam’s doubling rate, calculated over an average of seven days, was 10.14 days as of May 17 when the total number of cases in the state was 100. The doubling rate went down to half within two days to 5.42 days.

Out of 157 coronavirus cases in Assam that the state government has recorded, 114 are active cases and 41 people have been cured and discharged from hospital, two have migrated and four have died, including two whose tests came out positive after their death. The number of cases in the state rose by nearly 57% in last 48 hours.


Assam, which has done well until now in containing the spread of pandemic, is now worried with the dipping doubling rate with the migrants returning. Five trains carrying migrant workers were scheduled to enter Assam on Wednesday alone while dozens of trains are going to start from different destinations.

Meanwhile, hundreds of migrants stranded all over the country have flooded the social media with appeal for help in bringing them back to the state. Some of the people working in Haryana have also posted video messages to draw the attention of the state. Assam health minister, who is in the forefront of managing the corona crisis in the state, has asked the stranded people to wait for their turn to return back to the state.


Tags: guwahati, migrant workers, stranded people, coronavirus, corona positive cases, quarantine facilities, assam
Location: India, Assam, Guwahati (Gauhati)