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22 new corona cases detected in Hailakandi district

22 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam’s Hailakandi district on Saturday, taking the total tally to 3,279

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Oct 2020 4:36 AM GMT

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HAILAKANDI: 22 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam's Hailakandi district on Saturday, taking the total tally to 3,279

Health authorities here disclosed that of the 22 positive cases, three have been detected under the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and 19 under RT-PCR. Altogether 467 swab samples were taken on Saturday out of which 91 are under RT-PCR and 376 under RAT.

Altogether 1,910 cases have been found positive under RAT with over 50 per cent without travel history. 3,167 persons on being cured have been discharged from hospitals.The number of active cases is 93.

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.

47 COVID-19 asymptomatic persons are under home isolation. Of the 28,085 RT-PCR samples taken, 25,507 have tested negative. Swab results of 238 persons are awaited. Altogether 97,586 swab samples were taken out of which 28,085 are under RT-PCR and 69,501 under RAT.

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