Hailakandi, August 14: 34 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam’s Hailakandi district on Friday, taking the total tally to 1,582. One person named Rahmat Ali Choudhury, 49, Imam of Jame Masjid, Lala succumbed to the disease on Friday taking the death toll due to COVID to three. Seven patients died due to non-COVID at SMC&H.
Health authorities here disclosed that of the 34 positive cases detected on Friday, 29 cases have been detected under the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
Altogether 705 cases have been found positive under RAT with over 50 per cent without travel history.
1,114 persons on being cured have been released from hospitals.The number of active cases in the district is currently 458.
56 persons are currently under facility quarantine centres while 6,443 under home quarantine.
Of the 16,133 swab samples taken, 14,127 turned out to be negative. Swab results of 249 persons are awaited.
Meanwhile, the district administration intensified swab samples collection under RAT.
40-45 mobile medical teams have fanned out to different parts of the district. The administration has set a target of collecting 2,000 swab samples per day.
Deputy Commissioner, Megh Nidhi Dahal has urged people to get their swab tested to prevent further spread of the disease in the community.
Dahal has urged the religious leaders, community leaders, political leaders, senior citizens and people’s representatives to join hands with the administration in making Hailakandi a COVID-free district.