Hailakandi, June 12: One COVID-19 positive patient succumbed to the contagious disease, taking the death toll to two in Hailakandi district. Health authorities here disclosed that one Mangoli Rani Das, 53, a resident of Bakrihower Part I under Algapur revenue circle died at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital on Friday morning.
Meanwhile, the district recorded 34 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
On Friday, 18 more persons tested positive for novel coronavirus and 16 cases on Thursday, taking the total number of such cases to 110.
Health authorities here revealed that Abul Hussain Laskar, 24, Gulap Hussain, 20, Bilaluddin Laskar, 20, Champu Das 27, Mizazur Rahman 32, Joshimuddin Barbhuiya, 28, Jubair Ahmed Laskar, 23, Zual Ahmed, 24, Dilwar Hussain 23, Sarimul Hoque 24, Anam Uddin, 20, Rohimuddin Barbhuiya, 29, Arsad Ahmed Laskar, 17, Nazmul Hussain Mazumder, 21, Ahmodulla Barbhuiya, 21, Anwar Hussain Laskar, 29, Dilwar Hussain Laskar, 22 and Jabed Hussain Mazumdar,19 under institutional quarantine facilities at Joy Mongal High School, Polytechnic Institute and DIET have turned out to be positive on Friday. They have been referred to the SMC&H. 15 have travel history to Mumbai and three to Bengalaru.
On Thursday, Abjal Hussain SK, 26, Burhan Ali Laskar, 20, Nuruddin SK, 22, Kolimuddin, 22, Saidur Barbhuiya, 24, Zubair Ahmed Barbhuiya, 19, Sozir Ahmed Barbhuiya, 23, Anwar Hussain, 20, Salimuddin, 22, Alta Hussain Laskar, 24, Wiseuddin Laskar, 20, Fokrul Hussain Choudhury, 26, Sultan Ahmed, 18, Kalamuddin, 25, Bilaluddin Barbhuiya, 25 and Kobir Hussain, 22, have tested COVID-19 positive. All of them returned here by flight from Mumbai on June 9 and were put under facility quarantine centre at Joy Mangal High School, Lala. They were shifted to the isolation wards of SK Roy Civil Hospital here last night.
Superintendent of SK Roy designated COVID-19 Civil Hospital, Dr. Sudip Chakraborty informed that 47 COVID-19 positive patients are admitted at the isolation wards while five are at SMC&H.
There are currently 71 active cases, which include two deaths. 39 patients on being cured have been discharged from civil hospital in Hailakandi, SMC&H, Silchar and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital.
Altogether 1,060 persons are under institutional quarantine while 912 under home quarantine.
Of the 3,009 swab samples taken, 1,992 have turned out to be negative. Results of 892 swab samples are awaited.The district administration has declared five containment zones to arrest the spread of COVID-19.