Guwahati enters real pandemic stage: Assam Health Minister

The Health Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma while addressing a press conference on Sunday said that the city (Guwahati) has entered into the ‘pandemic’ stage now. “By and large, all the positive cases were from the community. They do not have any travel history,” he said.

The COVID-19 situation in Guwahati, where 2,741 fresh cases were reported in the last 10 days, is alarming and may worsen if the restrictions imposed are not followed seriously by the people, Sarma said. Assam recorded its biggest single-day spike in COVID- 19 cases on Saturday, with 1,202 new infections, of which Guwahati accounted for 777 cases. The state has reported 11,001 cases so far.

“We have formally entered the pandemic stage in Guwahati with these 2,741 cases. Earlier, most of the patients were people with travel history, so the pandemic was in the states from where the returnees had come but now, it is here,” he said.