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Doctor, jail inmates among fresh corona positive patients

HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, July 30: The state has recorded two more corona deaths on Thursday taking the toll to 94, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in a tweet on Thursday night.

“I mourn the demise of two more #COVID19 patients today, Aolepshi Jamir (57) of Kamrup Metro and Swapan Saha (45) of Darrang. May God give the bereaved families enough strength to bear the loss,” Sarma tweeted.

On Wednesday night the health minister had tweeted that four persons had lost the battle against the pandemic out of which Dr SAW Hussain (85) and Debari Karmarkar (40) belonged to Jorhat.

It may be mentioned that three deaths here in which the patients were infected but had comorbidities were termed as non Covid deaths by the Death Audit Board in the state.

However, seven more COVID-19 patients, including two police personnel, have died, but the government’s Death Audit Board has not included them in the tally of deaths caused by COVID-19 virus as they had other ailments too.

Meanwhile, the state’s corona tally has gone up to 38,407 on Thursday with fresh report of 2,112 cases during the past 24 hours.

Of the fresh cases, 283 cases were reported from Kamrup metro, 211 from Nagaon, 210 from Kamrup (Rural) and 132 fresh cases were reported from Sonitpur district.

So far, 29,080 people have recovered and were discharged from various Covid Care Centres and hospitals across the state, while 9,230 patients are still being treated.

UCO Bank’s  zonal office was sealed indefinitely on Thursday after several employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Kamrup Metropolitan deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu declared the complex as a “containment zone” and ordered it to be sealed with immediate effect “until further order” to prevent further spread of virus in the area.

He, however, did not mention how many employees of the bank have tested positive for novel coronavirus.

Earlier, this month, the State Bank of India’s North East Head Office and the Regional Business Office were sealed after five many employees tested positive for COVID-19.

With its extensive testing campaign, the Kamrup (Metropolitan) district administration has conducted 4,267 COVID-19 tests in Guwahati on Thursday.

Sarma said that 5 thousand figure would be touched soon.

“Today @DCKamrupMetro has completed 4267 tests for COVID-19 in Guwahati City. Soon we will touch the 5000 figure. Well done team Kamrup metropolitan,” the minister tweeted.

Earlier on Wednesday, nearly 3,500 tests were conducted in the city alone. COVID Counselling Centres have been set up in every ward and area sabhas of the city to execute the state government’s extensive testing campaign.

The state has already crossed 8 lakh-mark in terms of COVID-19 tests.

 

 

Covid cases jumps to 169 in Jorhat

With COVID-19 positive cases jumping to an all time high of 169 in 24 hours in Jorhat district on Thursday and Covid infected deaths to 10 till Wednesday, the administration has appealed to the citizens to come forward and get tested at the several designated testing centres.

Jorhat deputy commissioner Roshni A Korati informed on Thursday evening that all 169 cases were without travel history and that the total number of cases in the district had touched 1904 out of which 1050 were active on Thursday.

Korati further stated that in view of rapid rising number of positive cases in the district the government was setting up a 300-bed capacity Covid Care Centre at the Jorhat District Sports Association field, the construction work of which was underway and was expected to be ready in the first week of August.

 

211 fresh cases in Nagaon

A total of 211 fresh cases, including 126 jail inmates have been reported from Nagaon on Thursday taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 1876.

All these 202 cases were detected during the rapid antigen test at various spots in the district. The rapid antigen detection drive were conducted among 295 jail inmates in Nagaon Central Jail and of then 126 tested positive for COVID-19.

Similarly, at BP Civil Hospital 8 persons were tested positive while 13 other were too tested at Amulapatty LP school based screening centre.

 

70 new cases in Tezpur jail

70 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from Tezpur jail on Thursday taking the tally in Sonitpur district to 1151. 28 jails inmates tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The district has 567 active positive cases till the day.

 

88 fresh cases in Darrang

88 people have tested positive for covid-19 on Thursday taking the tally in Darrang district to 1,151. A total of 732 patients have been discharged from various hospitals.

 

Doctor tests COVID-19 positive in Biswanath

Dr. Nripen Saikia, a physician of Biswanath Civil Hospital tested COVID-19 positive in Rapid Antigen Test on Thursday.

The COVID-19 has already got community spread in Biswanath Chariali. Many police personnel of the superintendent office of Biswanath district were already tested COVID-19 positive. On Thursday, two more police personnel have tested COVID-19 positive.

 

21 new cases in Hailakandi

21 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from Hailakandi district on Thursday, taking the total tally to 910.

Health authorities here disclosed that of the 21 positive cases on Thursday, five cases have been detected under the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). 166 swab results turned out to be negative.

A total of 119 cases have been found positive under RAT so far with majority of them without travel history.

43 persons on being cured have been discharged from hospitals on Thursday, taking the total number of persons released to 788. The number of active cases in the district is currently 118.

Only 81 persons are currently under facility quarantine centres while 6,360 under home quarantine.

Of the 14,692 swab samples taken, 12,742 turned out to be negative. Swab results of 279 persons are awaited.

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