3 declared dead in SMCH, 450 positive in Cachar; District testing, vaccinating highest in Assam
Cachar has created history of conducting the highest number of tests in a day and at the same time, the district has vaccinated the most today in entire Assam. As a part of the ‘Arogya Silchar’ vaccination drive – an initiative rolled out by the District Administraton as per the instruction of chief minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma, a vaccination centre has been opened in each Municipality ward. According to Cowin Database, more than 12,000 doses have been inoculated today, which is three times more than the number of doses administered in Guwahati/Kamrup Metropolitean.
Cachar Health Department is testing each vaccine beneficiary and accordingly, the district has reported a spike in the number of cases. Today, 450 people have tested positive and out of them, 351 have tested positive on RAT against 14,798 tests recording a 2.37% positivity rate, lower than state’s 2.96%. 99 samples have tested positive on RT-PCR. In Cachar, there are 3,036 active cases.
Dr. Bhaskar Gupta, vice principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital informed that currently, there are 216 active cases in the district and 89 of them are in ICU. 30 patients are on ventilator support and 152 of them are oxygen support. On Tuesday, 25 patients took admission and 37 got discharged.
27 year Aloka Ree from Badripar, Cachar District was admitted at SMCH on June 5 and she passed away at 8:50 p.m on June 7. 66 year old Akhil Chandra Nath from Meherpur, Silchar got admitted at Silchar Medical College Hospital on June 4 and he breathed his last at 1 a.m on June 8. 55 year old Lakshmi Rani Seal from Udharband, Cachar District and was admitted at Medical College Hospital on June 3 and she passed away at 9:50 a.m on June 8.
In Karimganj district, 3,710 samples were collected and out of them, 90 tested positive leaving 1,100 active cases.
In Hailakandi district, 66 samples tested positive on Tuesday out of 2,457. Currently, there are 1,205 active cases in the district.