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Tarapur resident among 2 dead with COVID; Active cases in Barak Valley crosses 1000, 2 COVID patients absconding in Hailakandi

From 169 yesterday, the number of COVID positive cases have skyrocketed to 248 today in Cachar. The significant spike brings in worrying signs for the people of Barak Valley as the healthcare facilities get exhausted. More symptomatic patients are getting tested by their own initiative as that is why the number of cases has seen a surge.

Vice-principal of Silchar Medical College and Hospital, Dr. Bhaskar Gupta informed that currently, there are 108 active cases in the hospital with 35 in the ICU. 12 patients are under ventilator while 27 are on oxygen support. He informed that Seetu Roy, a 60-year-old resident of Tarapur area has breathed his last at the COVID ward of the hospital. On April 27, he was admitted to the hospital and he was declared dead earlier today at 11:00 am.

At Green Heals Hospital, 50-year-old Lipika Choudhury was also declared dead earlier today. She was admitted to the hospital after she suffered a major stroke and then on RT-PCR her samples tested positive for COVID 19.

Hailakandi reported 33 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, pushing the coronavirus tally in the district to 3,603. Of the 33 active cases detected on Tuesday, 32 have been found positive under Rapid Antigen Test. Results of 375 samples are being awaited from Silchar Medical College and Hospital, inforned the district administration.

The district has altogether 148 active COVID-19 cases while 3,431 patients have recuperated from the disease. 21 patients are presently undergoing treatment at SK Roy Civil Hospital, six at Silchar Medical College and Hospital, 114 kept under home isolation, five in other districts.

The Hailakandi district administration informed that two “COVID positive patients are absconding.”

In Karimganj district, 706 samples were collected and out of them, 62 tested positive. Currently there are 231 active cases in Karimganj.

Cachar district has 709 active cases which means, there are 1085 (709+231+148) active cases in Barak Valley.

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