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Lakhimpur Health Department sent swab sample for COVID-19 test


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 May 2020 6:14 AM GMT


LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur District Health Department sent one swab sample to the Regional Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, ICMR, RMRC of Dibrugarh district for COVID-19 test on Thursday. The swab sample is of a person named Ananta Biswas (27), son of Parameswar Biswas, resident of Bejibari village under Laluk Police Station, who breathed his last on Thursday morning.

According to source, the person was suffering from cold and fever due to which he underwent medical treatment at Laluk Model Hospital on Wednesday. But on Thursday morning his health condition deteriorated and he was again brought to the same hospital on Thursday morning where he breathed his last.

Regarding the case, Joint Director-in charge of Lakhimpur District Health Department, Dr Gunin Kumar Gogoi, quoting the statement of the father of the deceased person, said that he was a chronically alcohol-addicted person who met with an accident around four days ago.

"We collected his swab sample and sent it to the ICMR, Dibrugarh today for COVID-19 test. We are waiting for the result. At present, the body has been kept in the morgue of North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital maintaining all precautionary measures. After getting the swab test result, post-mortem will be performed," said the Joint Director-in charge.

On the other hand, the number of people stamped for home quarantine in the district went up to 5,061 on Thursday. The Health Department stamped 250 people of the district for home quarantine on Wednesday, while 78 people were stamped on Thursday. On the other hand, 33 persons of the district on Tuesday, 11 people on Wednesday completed their 28-day long home quarantine period in the district. A total of 4,272 people of the district have already completed their home quarantine in the district till date.

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