HAILAKANDI: Two persons from Hailakandi district turned out to be COVID-19 positive on Thursday.
The two persons from the district who tested positive are under institutional quarantine in Silchar. Abdul Rahman, 30, came from Chagolia bordering West Bengal while Shakir Ahmed Mazumder, 22, from Maharashtra.
With these two latest cases, the number of infected persons have gone up to 16. One person succumbed to the disease.
Health authorities here revealed that all the COVID-19 infected persons are presently undergoing treatment in Silchar and Guwahati.
A 19-year-old youth who came from Hyderabad on May 20 and was quarantined at Monacherra JNV quarantine centre here and tested positive was shifted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMC&H) on May 22.
Of the 1,207 swab samples taken, 1,064 have tested negative. 128 swab sample results are being awaited from SMC&H.
585 persons are currently under institutional quarantine while 66 persons moved from institutional quarantine to home quarantine on Wednesday. One person is in isolation ward.152 persons were screened yesterday.