HAILAKANDI: 61 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam's Hailakandi district on Tuesday, taking the total tally to 1,098. Health authorities here disclosed that of the 61 positive cases detected on Tuesday, 53 cases have been detected under the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). A total of 267 cases have been found positive under RAT so far with majority of them without travel history. 19 persons on being cured have been discharged from hospitals on Tuesday, taking the total number of persons released to 846. The number of active cases in the district is currently 246.
47 persons are undergoing treatment at SK Roy designated COVID Civil Hospital, 17 at SMC&H, 35 at Algapur Model COVID Hospital, 2 at HPC's Hospital COVID Care Centre, 6 at Model School Girls' Hostel COVID Care Centre, 106 at Adarsha Vidyalaya COVID Care Centre, 32 under process and one under home isolation.
Two COVID-19 positive patients viz., Mangoli Rani Das, 53, and Foijul Haque Barbhuiya, 65, breathed their last at Silchar Medical College and Hospital. Four deaths at SMC&H have been declared as 'non-COVID'. Only 26 persons are currently under facility quarantine centres while 6,422 under home quarantine. Of the 15,205 swab samples taken, 13,109 turned out to be negative. Swab results of 385 persons are awaited.
Meanwhile, the administration has stepped up Rapid Antigen Tests in view of several positive cases found in the community. Testing facility and swab collection centres have been opened in Hailakandi town and other parts of the district. It has urged the people to come forward voluntarily to get their swab tested to arrest further spread of the disease in the community.