HP NEWS SERVICE, Shillong, Jul 4
he State has recorded eight new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the active cases to 26.
The new cases were recorded from Ri-Bhoi district and East Khasi Hills district.
Director of Health Service (MI), Dr. Aman Warr informed reporters that five cases were reported from Ri-Bhoi and three from East Khasi Hills.
So far, the State has recorded 70 cases out of which 26 are active, 43 recovered and one died of the virus on April 15.
The district wise breakup of the positive cases are – East Khasi Hills 11 (10 males, one female), Ri-Bhoi 10 (six males, four females), South West Garo Hills two males, East Jaintia Hills one male, and West Garo Hills two males.
Dr. Warr said that the four new cases are related to the two separate cases who are now under quarantine in Guwahati.
According to the Director of Health Service of the two separate persons – one was working in a Call Centre in Guwahati who had gone for testing on his own and the second case is of a person who had gone to Guwahati for treatment.
The Director of Health Service informed that on July 2, they were tested for the virus.
“On July 2, the sample of the ailing person was taken and the person who was working in Guwahati had himself gone for testing,” Dr. Warr said.
The ailing person came back to the State and when his tests yielded positive results Assam authorities took him back to Guwahati.
The Director of Health Service has informed that as soon as the two cases were detected at 13th Mile, the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) wing of Ri-Bhoi district contact tracing was carried out and samples were sent to North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) where four cases tested positive.
Dr. Warr also informed that on Saturday evening another case related to the person from Khanapara B has tested positive.
Meanwhile, in East Khasi Hills, three more Border Security Force (BSF) personnel has contracted the virus.
Dr. Warr informed that two of the personnel were from Lyngkhat and another from Patharghat.
“As soon as the cases were detected we urged the BSF authorities to conduct testing of all the BSF personnel posted at Lyngkhat,” he said.
He also informed that the Ri-Bhoi district administration on Saturday during random testing collected 350 samples through rapid diagnostic kit and all tested negative.