JORHAT, June 28: With community transmission of COVID-19 taking an upward swing here two more containment zones and three containment buildings have been declared by the district administration in Jorhat on Sunday.
The total number of containment zones in Jorhat are at present is three. Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati said that the two new containment zones declared are at Suwanigaon and other at Marwaripatty Road upto Chamber Road RCC culvert.
Korati said that three persons out of twelve who tested positive here on Sunday were working in loading and unloading of goods and that rest of the positive cases have come from outside the state.
These three persons tested positive under the targeted surveillance programme of the state health and family welfare department.
The DC further said that four members of Jorhat’s popular Everbake Bakery and one of their employees have been found positive. The bakery located near the Choladhora Tiniali on the AT Road, the building where the Everbake family have their residence at Tarajan, and their spice factory at Barpool have been declared as containment buildings.
On Saturday night, Tarajan Sonarigaon had been denotified by the deputy commissioner as a containment zone. Lakhyajit Bordoloi, who resided in the first bylane of the area was the first person here without any travel history, who had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 20.
He was released from Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on Saturday night. All the 221 persons whom he had come into contact with also tested negative, the DC informed. His parents, however, have tested positive and were admitted at JMCH.
The second containment zone is part of the deputy commissioner’s office complex where a grade 4 employee had tested positive on June 22 night. The same night three others with no travel history had also tested positive.
The total number of positive cases in Jorhat till date is 186 out which the active cases are 80. Out of the active cases 34 are admitted in JMCH and 46 in 5 AFH.
The total recovered till date is 213, including all other districts, the DC further stated.