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Nearly 350 COVID-19 patients in Assam died due to comorbidities: Minister

Deaths caused by other ailments are not included in the list of COVID-19 fatalities as per central government guidelines, he said. "There is another long list of 300-350 COVID-19 patients, who have died due to cancer, kidney failure, heart disease or other comorbidities," Sarma told a gathering here at a plasma donation camp organised by the BJP.

PTI | Guwahati | Updated: 14-08-2020 15:57 IST | Created: 14-08-2020 15:57 IST
Nearly 350 COVID-19 patients in Assam died due to comorbidities: Minister

Around 500 COVID-19 patients have died in Assam, including 300-350 due to comorbidities, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Friday. Deaths caused by other ailments are not included in the list of COVID-19 fatalities as per central government guidelines, he said.

"There is another long list of 300-350 COVID-19 patients, who have died due to cancer, kidney failure, heart disease or other comorbidities," Sarma told a gathering here at a plasma donation camp organised by the BJP. Assam has so far reported a total of 71,795 COVID-19 cases, of which 22,240 are active and 49,383 have recovered.

Last month, Sarma had announced the formation of a death audit board to certify the underlying cause of deaths of all COVID-19 patients in the state..


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