HAFLONG: As many as 26 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from Silchar Medical College and Hospital to the district authorities on Wednesday night. The total number of positive cases surged to 33 in Dima Hasao out of which 7 were discharged after they were tested negative twice. As stated by the Joint Director of Health Services, Dr. Dipali Barman, all the new patients are asymptomatic and are not complaining of any sort of illness as of now. The patients' age group is found raging mostly between 18 to 30 years with one minor of 3 years of age.
As per the district surveillance officer, Dr. L Veiphai, on this date around 240 samples are yet to arrive from Silchar Medical College and Hospital and more samples are being collected everyday under the massive drive of sample collection by the surveillance team around the district. The district administration and the hospital authorities shifted all the new patients to the isolation ward at Haflong Civil Hospital, with special arrangements made for the minor.