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3 COVID Deaths in 14 Days in Jamugurihat, Assam

45-years old Rinasha Gupta became the third COVID infected from Jamugurihat to have succumbed to the virus. She died just 3 days after being admitted to the hospital

3 COVID Deaths in 14 Days in Jamugurihat, Assam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 May 2021 8:29 AM GMT

Jamugurihat: As many as three COVID patients have died in Jamugurihat in 14 days. Rinasha Gupta, a resident of Itakhola, Jamugurihat has become the third Covid-19 patient to have succumbed to the virus. She was 45 years old.

Wife of a young business from Jamugurihat, Suresh Gupta, Rinasha was suffering from cough, cold and fever for a few days. She tested positive for the infection on Thursday and was immediately admitted to the Tezpur Medical College. She passed away in just 3 days of being admitted to the hospital.

The first COVID death reported from Jamugurihat in the second wave of COVID was on May 4. Chandra Nath a resident of Jamugurihat was the first COVID casualty. The second person from Jamugurihat to die of COVID was his brother Karuna Nath who died on May 6. The two brothers died in just two days.

With the new fatality, the death toll in Jamugurihat due to COVID has gone up to three. The figure of COVID positive patients has crossed 200 in Jamugurihat. Out of the 203 positive patients, 119 are under medical treatment and others have overcome the infection. A total of 114 patients are undergoing home isolation while 5 are under medical treatment in hospitals.

As the cases of the novel coronavirus spread rampantly across the state of Assam infecting people with every passing day, the Assam government may impose restrictions for both inter-state and intra-state movement. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that even though there has not been any decision taken to impose a complete statewide lockdown, the government is planning to prohibit inter-district movement of people for 15 days with effect from Friday.

The CM also appealed to the people to adhere to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued by the government in order to keep the spread of the virus at bay. On Thursday, the SOP issued by the Assam State Disaster Management (ASDM) called for the closure of all shops and commercial establishments by 11 AM daily and introduced an odd-even formula to be applied on the movement of vehicles, and also listed out groups that are exempted from the prohibitions.

He justified the inter-district travel ban by asserting that if people belonging from districts with high positivity rate keep traveling frequently to the districts with lesser positivity rate, there are high chances of the infection spreading, therefore, in order to break the chain of transmission, the government has taken the decision to implement the inter-district travel ban for 15 days.

Meanwhile, 328629 people are affected so far in Assam. 281726 out of 328629 have recovered with 2179 deaths. 43377 patients are still in hospital and recovering.

Also Read: Assam Likely to Impose Inter-District Travel Ban to Break COVID-19 Transmission Chain

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