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Assam: Hailakandi registers spike in COVID-19 positive cases with 39 cases

South Assam’s Hailakandi district registered a spike in COVID-19 positive cases with 20 new cases detected on Saturday. Health authorities here said the 20 number of persons whose swab samples tested positive have been under institutional and home quarantine. Of the total 20 persons, four are in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, eight in ALC College, three in Polytechnic, one in Royal Guest House, and four under home quarantine.

The persons infected are Hafizul Rahman Laskar, 23, with travel history not known, Taksim Barbhuiya, 20, from Mumbai, Abul Hussain Laskar, 33, from Mumbai, Ajar Hussain, 24, travel history not known, Romesh Singha, 30, from Pune, Sabir Hussain Barbhuiya, 23, from Delhi, Johirul Islam Laskar, 22,from Mumbai, Ronjit Gha, 22, from Delhi, Badrul Islam, 22, travel history not known, Azar Hussain Mazumder, 28, from Mumbai, Hassan Ahmed Barbhuiya, 22, from Mumbai, Monita Singha, 28, from Pune, Mazur Hussain Laskar, 21, travel history not known, Jakir Hussain Barbhuiya, 28, from Mumbai, Jahanara Begum, 18, from Pune, Jabur Hussain Mazumder, 31, from Mumbai, Sunali Malakar, 19, from Pune, Bibhas Das,19, from Pune, Saidul Islam, 22, travel history not known and Saharuk Bahar Laskar, 24 with travel history from Pune. With these new cases, the total number of COVID-19 cases have risen to 39, which include one death. 


Deputy Commissioner, MN Dahal said the areas adjacent to or contiguous to the affected houses will be declared as containment zone. Meanwhile, all the infected persons are being shifted to the designated COVID-19 SK Roy Civil Hospital. The quarantine centres are being disinfected by Fire and Emergency Services personnel. 

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