Hailakandi district in Assam becomes COVID-19 free


GUWAHATI: Hailakandi district in Southern Assam has become COVID-19 free. At present, there is no active COVID-19 case in Hailakandi—including home isolation and COVID-19 hospitals.

In the last 7 days, not a single fresh COVID-19 case has been detected in the district.

Among the total 3,325 COVID-19 patients from Hailakandi, 3,310 patients have recovered from the infection.

“At present, there is no COVID-19 patient at our hospital. We have decreased the number of beds for COVID-19. But, we have to remain cautious,” said S.K. Roy Civil Hospital superintendent.

On Tuesday, Assam reported two more deaths due to COVID-19. On the other hand, 94 fresh cases pushed the state’s tally to 2,14,019.

The death toll rose to 997 and the overall positivity rate stood at 3.88 per cent against total testing of 55,11,434 samples so far.

Since Monday, 102 patients recovered from the disease.

Altogether, 2,09,444 people have been cured thus far. 

Assam now has 3,575 active cases, being treated at different hospitals and Covid Care Centres (CCCs), with some in home isolation.

‘Sad to share the demise of two #COVID patients today… Deepest condolences to the bereaved families,’ Sarma said on Twitter.

The deaths were reported from Golaghat and Karbi Anglong districts, he said.

’94 cases detected out of 19,955 tests conducted with positivity rate of 0.47 per cent,’ the minister added. 

On the other hand, Assam has completed more than 55 lakh COVID-19 tests so far.

Assam completed 5 million (55 lakhs +) #COVID19 tests between Feb 7 to Dec 8, 2020, averaging 5 lakh (half million) tests per month. My salute to our health workers and officials. Together, we are determined to fight the pandemic,” tweeted health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.