June 25 Covid Update: 124 positive in Cachar, 50 in Karimganj, Hailakandi 16; No death in SMCH
For the first time in more than two months, there has been no death in Silchar Medical College and Hospital’s COVID wards. Dr. Bhaskar Gupta, vice-principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) informed that SMCH has reported zero deaths in the last 24 hours ending at 5:00 pm on June 25. Currently, there are 147 active patients in SMCH’s COVID ward and 67 are in ICU. 11 patients have been placed under ventilator while 88 are on Oxygen support. 24 patients took admission to SMCH during the same period while six got discharged.
Cachar district health department informed that the 124 individuals tested positive for COVID in the district on Friday. Out of them, 77 samples tested positive on Rapid Antigen Test kit after testing 4,883 reporting a 1.57% positivity. 47 samples tested positive on RT-PCR. In Cachar district, there are 1,476 active cases.
In Karimganj district, 4,129 samples were collected for testing and out of them, 50 tested positive reporting 1.21% positivity rate. In the district, there are 812 active cases. The administration informed that in Karimganj district, 65 individuals got discharged on Friday.
Hailakandi district reported 16 positive cases on Friday. One sample tested positive on RT-PCR and 15 on RAT. 1,515 samples were tested on RAT while 216 on RTPCR. Overall, the positivity rate of Hailakandi stands at, 0.92%. In Hailakandi, there are 331 active cases. Considering the drop in the number of COVID Cases, the government has decided to provide certain relaxations to the district. The official communication is awaited from Assam Disaster Management Authority of Assam.