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Assam: Hailakandi records 63 new COVID-19 positive cases, state tally stands at 55,496

A total of 63 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Hailakandi district in South Assam on August 7th, 2020, taking the total tally to 1,248.

A total of 405 cases have been found positive under RAT so far with majority of them without travel history, health department official said.

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20 persons on being cured have been discharged from hospitals on Friday, taking the total number of persons released to 898.The number of active cases in the district is currently 342.

35 persons are undergoing treatment at SK Roy designated COVID Civil Hospital, 21 at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), 41 at Algapur Model COVID Hospital, 8 at HPC’s Hospital COVID Care Centre, 72 at Adarsha Vidyalaya COVID Care Centre, 70 at Model School Girls’ Hostel COVID Care Centre, 82 at JNV COVID Care Centre, 7 under process and two under home isolation.

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Two COVID-19 positive patients – Mangoli Rani Das, 53, and Foijul Haque Barbhuiya, 65, breathed their last at Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Assam. Six deaths at SMC&H have been declared as ‘non-COVID’.

Only 5 persons are currently under facility quarantine centres while 6,443 under home quarantine.

Of the 15,498 swab samples taken, 13,494 turned out to be negative. Swab results of 91 persons are awaited.

Meanwhile, the administration has stepped up Rapid Antigen Tests in view of several positive cases found in the community. 19 testing facility and swab collection centres have been opened in Hailakandi town and other parts of the district. The administration has urged the people to come forward voluntarily to get their swab tested to arrest further spread of the disease in the community.

On the other hand, the lethal virus has infected a total of 2679 people in the last 24 hours in the state pushing the total to 55496. Of the 55496 confirmed cases, 16552 are still active and 38809 have recovered while 132 died due to the infection so far. The positivity rate continues to be low at 4.57%.

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