HAILAKANDI: Eight new COVID-19 positive cases were reported from South Assam's Hailakandi district on Sunday, taking the total tally to 3,159. Health authorities here disclosed that of the 8 positive cases, 3 have been detected under the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). Altogether 478 swab samples were taken on Sunday out of which 99 are under RT-PCR and 379 under RAT. Altogether 1,829 cases have been found positive under RAT with over 50 per cent without travel history. 2,912 persons on being cured have been released from hospitals.The number of active cases is 228. Eight COVID-19 positive patients have breathed their last at Silchar Medical College and Hospital. 11 deaths at SMC&H have been declared as 'non-COVID' by the State level Death Audit Board. 152 COVID-19 asymptomatic persons are under home isolation. Of the 26,219 swab samples taken, 23,818 have tested negative. Swab results of 191 persons are awaited. Altogether 84,837 swab samples were taken under RT-PCR and RAT.