Hailakandi: A nine-day old baby has been found COVID-19 positive in Hailakandi district on Friday. In the second slot released by the Department of Microbiology, Silchar Medical College and Hospital, the nine-day old female infant of Nazma Sultana of Bakrihower was found COVID-19 positive.
Earlier, the youngest person to test positive in Assam was an 18-day-old baby boy born on July 23, again in Hailakandi district.
The district administration conducted random Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) in different locations of Hailakandi town on Friday following detection of corona positive cases with no travel history. During random tests conducted by health personnel, several persons were detected positive under RAT and they were shifted to the isolation wards of hospitals and COVID Care Centres.
A barber and an auto driver were among those afflicted with the disease.
60 fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported from South Assam’s Hailakandi district on Friday, taking the total tally to 970.
Health authorities here disclosed that out of the 60 positive cases on Friday, 45 cases have been detected under the RAT and 15 from swab samples collection.
A total of 164 cases have been found positive under RAT so far with majority of them without travel history. The administration has set up 19 COVID-19 Screening and Counselling Centres in different locations of the district. It has stepped up Rapid Antigen Test in market places, mall, pharmacies, hotels, restaurants, bus and auto stands and in rice mills. Contact tracing has also been intensified with many positive cases coming to the fore.
Two COVID-19 positive patients viz., Mangoli Rani Das, 53, and Foijul Haque Barbhuiya, 65, breathed their last at Silchar Medical College and Hospital.