Hailakandi: Hailakandi district witnessed a total of 2,569 tests conducted under Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) on Wednesday, the highest so far on a single day with detection of 83 fresh COVID-19 positive cases. 79 positive cases have been found under RT-PCR, taking the district's total tally to 1,549. Health authorities here disclosed that of the 2,569 RAT tests carried out under the state's special drive for mission 100k, 83 have been found positive with the positivity rate being 3.23 per cent.
186 RAT tests were conducted at Dholeswari Point with 13 tested positive, 680 at Katlicherra BPHC with 17 positive cases, 524 tests conducted at Lala BPHC with eight cases, 612 at Algapur BPHC with 14 cases, 250 at Kalinagar BPHC with detection of 15 cases, 231 at Urban Centres with 14 cases and 86 tests conducted at SK Roy designated COVID Civil Hospital with two positive cases. Under the special drive, 40-45 mobile medical teams fanned out to different parts of the district on Wednesday.
Altogether 610 cases have been found positive under RAT with more than 50 per cent without travel history. 979 persons on being cured have been released from hospitals. Two COVID-19 positive patients named Mangoli Rani Das, 53, and Foijul Haque Barbhuiya, 65, breathed their last at Silchar Medical College and Hospital. Six deaths at SMC&H have been declared as 'non-COVID' by the State level Death Audit Board. 49 persons are currently under facility quarantine centres while 6,450 under home quarantine. Of the 15,868 swab samples taken, 13,898 turned out to be negative. Swab results of 185 persons are awaited.