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COVID death toll rises to 72 in Dibrugarh district

The COVID death toll in the district has risen to 72 till date.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 May 2021 5:57 AM GMT

Our Staff CORRESPONDENT

DIBRUGARH: The COVID death toll in the district has risen to 72 till date. The number of COVID infected people since April 1 to May 12 was 1, 21,746.

Disclosing this to media persons on Thursday, the Deputy Commissioner, who is also the chairman of the District Disaster Management Committee, Pallav Gopal Jha, said that COVID positive cases in the district during this period was 6,454, out of which a total 2,347 have recovered from the dreaded disease. "Total 3,506 number of COVID patients out of 4,007 infected people till May 12 are in home isolations and 333 cases are under treatment in the hospitals, including 168 COVID patients in isolation," Jha disclosed.

Expressing concern over prevailing critical COVID situation in the district, DC Jha said that the administration was fully prepared to take the challenge and meanwhile, had taken all possible steps to counter it effectively. Jha said that the district administration had already set up more than 13 containment zone in different areas in the district, beside 223 beds were available in the Model Hospitals. Total 208 beds were also available in different nursing homes and 320 COVID beds had been prepared in two railway coaches in Dibrugarh railway station. "If necessary all these beds will be used for COVID treatment," Jha further added.

Referring to the post COVID situation in tea estates in the district, Jha said that the administration had already set up 38 COVID vaccination centers in different tea estates in the district in order to reign over the surge of alarming COVID infection. Referring to the prevailing COVID situation in the tea estates in the district, the DC said that the administration had already geared up with all necessary measures to face the COVID-19 situation. Total 307 patients out of 496 COVID infected cases had already returned to their respective home after recovery.

The Superintendent of Police, Prateek Vijay Thubbe, who also graced the occasion, stated that the police was committed to strict implementation of the recent SoP issued by the State Government. "Violators of such rules by any individual, except those who are engaged in the essential services, are liable to face punitive action," the SP added.

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