Hailakandi, June 8: Hailakandi recorded one more COVID-19 positive case on Monday, taking the total tally to 73.Health authorities revealed that a youth named Riajul Islam Laskar, 22, quarantined at Lala Rural College institutional facility has been found COVID-19 positive. He has been shifted to the isolation ward of SK Roy Civil Hospital here. On Sunday, 13 persons coming from outside the state put under institutional quarantine were detected COVID-19 positive.
All were shifted to the civil hospital. Superintendent of SK Roy Civil Hospital designated as COVID-19 Hospital, Dr. Sudip Chakraborty informed that 45 COVID-19 positive patients are admitted at the isolation wards. Health authorities revealed that there are 56 active cases, including one death.
Five patients after being cured have been discharged from the civil hospital on Sunday while 12 from the Silchar Medical College and Hospital. Altogether 916 persons are under institutional quarantine while 596 under home quarantine. Of the 2,166 swab samples taken, 1,604 have turned out to be negative. Results of 470 swab samples are awaited. Bakrihower Part I under Algapur revenue circle has been declared a containment zone by the administration to arrest the spread of COVID-19.
Besides Bakrihower Part I, there are four other containment zones in the district.