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SILCHAR | AUG 22, 2020:
A 70-yr-old trader and social activist from southern Assam succumbed to COVID-19 in Chennai on Thursday night, August 20.
The deceased had earlier recovered from the virus after being treated in Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH) two weeks ago.
Sources informed that after recovering, the 70-yr-old travelled to Chennai in an air ambulance on August 15 for his heart treatment but succumbed to the virus on Thursday night.
He tested positive for COVID-19 again while he was undergoing his heart treatment at the Chennai hospital.
The elder man was a well-known trader and social activist in southern Assam.
SMCH's Deputy Principal Bhaskar Gupta said that for the first time in the region, such recurrence of COVID-19 infection was detected.