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Assam: 2,496 Jail Inmates Test COVID-19 Positive

G Plus News | September 01, 2020 14:40 hrs

GUWAHATI: As of August 24, a total of 2,496 jail inmates have tested COVID-19 positive in Assam. 


The highest number (of 558 cases) has been reported from the Guwahati Central Jail. 


This was informed by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary in the Assam Legislative Assembly on Monday.


Patowary was responding to a question raised by AIUDF MLA Anwar Hussain Laskar.


The minister further elaborated


that Diphu District Jail has 339 corona positive inmates followed by 227 in Nagaon Central Jail; 211 in Dibrugarh Central Jail; 196 in Tezpur Central Jail; 193 in Golaghat District Central Jail; 179 in North Lakhimpur District Jail; 154 in Tinsukia District Jail; 125 in Kokrajhar District Jail; 102 in Barpeta District Jail; 79 in Mangaldoi District Jail; 46 in Goalpara District Jail; 35 in Nagaon Special Jail; 15 in Udalguri District Jail; 12 in Nalbari District Jail; 10 in Dhubri District Jail; and 7 in Jorhat Central Jail.

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