LAKHIMPUR: At a time when the State Government has declared that the rate of COVID-19 contagion is declining in the State, the number of the novel coronavirus cases continues to surge in Lakhimpur district. A total of 345 fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in the district in the last three days. Out of them 106 cases were detected on Wednesday while 129 cases were detected on Thursday and 110 cases were detected on Friday.
On Wednesday, 104 cases were reported as positive for COVID-19 as per the results of the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and 2 cases were reported as per Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR) Test. On that day, the District Health Department conducted the RAT upon altogether 3,858 persons in eight COVID-19 Test Centres across the district. The Health Department of the district registered 112 per cent achievement in conducting RAT in order to detect COVID-19 patients out of the targeted figure 3,430. On that day, one person succumbed to COVID-19 in Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital. He has been identified as RN Maheswari under Bihpuriya BPHC.
On Thursday, 124 cases were reported as positive for COVID-19 as per the results of RAT and 5 cases were reported as per RTPCR Test. On Friday, 109 cases were reported as positive for COVID-19 as per the results of RAT while 1 case was reported as per RTPCR Test. The detected RAT cases were reported from North Lakhimpur Urban Hospital (3), Dhalpur BPHC (8), Bihpuriya BPHC (22), Naoboicha BPHC (12), Boginadi BPHC (21), Ghilamora BPHC (5) Dhakuakhana BPHC (17), Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital Respiratory Clinic (20) and Private Nursing Homes (1).
With these fresh patients, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases of the district has hiked to 13,392 since April 4 of the last year. Out of them, 12,172 recovered patients have been discharged from hospitals and home quarantine while 1,096 are active cases. On Friday, 40 recovered patients were discharged from institutional isolation while 81 recovered patients were discharged from home isolation. A total of 5,347 people of the district tested positive for COVID-19 during the second wave of the contagion since April 1 of the current year. Out of them, 65 people succumbed to the pandemic, raising the overall tally of the COVID-19 fatalities of the district up to 124.