LAKHIMPUR: A person under quarantine at a muktab madrassa located at Dharmpur under Laluk police station was found dead on Tuesday night. The person was identified as Ali Hussain, resident of Kurubaha of Barpeta district.
Notably, the person along with his companion arrived at the madrassa on March 8 and were staying there till the lockdown was declared. After the declaration of the lockdown, they were stuck at the madrassa and were under quarantine. During the period, their health was screened by the medical team regularly.
Regarding the death of the person, the Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner convened a press meet at the conference hall of his office on Wednesday evening. He informed media persons that it was suspected that the person died due to heart failure or some other health problem. His swab sample was sent to the Regional Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory of Dibrugarh district for COVID-19 test. Swab samples of eleven more people, who came in contact with him, were also sent for COVID-19 test. At present, these eleven persons have been kept in the mass quarantine facility arranged at OPD College. According to the Deputy Commissioner, the person was not connected with either the Tablighi Jamaat of Nizamuddin in New Delhi or Athgaon Masjid meet in Guwahati on March 12.
On the other hand, Lakhimpur District Health Department on Wednesday sent swab samples of 18 people with suspected coronavirus exposure for second test of COVID-19. Test of four swab samples sent on Tuesday appeared negative while another swab sample sent on Saturday also tested negative for coronavirus on Monday.
On the other hand, the number of people advised for home quarantine in Lakhimpur district increased to 4,119 on Sunday. At present, two persons of the district, including the COVID-19 patient, have been kept in the isolation wards of the COVID-19 Hospital while a total of 51 people have been kept in mass quarantine facility in various establishments of North Lakhimpur town. Out of them, 13 people are in the COVID-19 Hospital, 17 are in North Lakhimpur Civil Hospital, six are in Punjab Hotel and 15 are in Lakhimpur Kendriya Mahavidyalaya campus.