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21 fresh COVID-19 positive cases reported in Hailakandi district

21 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam's Hailakandi district on Monday, taking the total tally to 2,781.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Sep 2020 3:54 AM GMT

A Correspondent

Hailakandi: 21 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam's Hailakandi district on Monday, taking the total tally to 2,781. Health authorities here disclosed that of the 21 positive cases, 16 have been detected under the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) while five under RT-PCR. 852 swab samples were taken on Monday. Altogether 1,527 cases have been found positive under RAT with over 50 per cent without travel history. 2,452 persons on being cured have been released from hospitals. The number of active cases is 310. Eight COVID-19 positive patients have breathed their last at Silchar Medical College and Hospital. 11 deaths at SMC&H have been declared as 'non-COVID' by the State level Death Audit Board. 100 COVID-19 asymptomatic persons are under home isolation. Of the 23,995 swab samples taken, 21,533 have tested negative. Swab results of 328 persons are awaited.

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