8 more persons confirmed as COVID19 positive in Dima Hasao

Haflong, August 1, 2020 : As many as eight persons have been detected to be COVID-19 positive through RT-PCR test in Dima Hasao today. Though more new cases have been reported, official confirmation is yet to received.
With the eight confirmed new cases, the total COVID-19 case in the district reached 191, out of which 156 patients have been discharged after they tested Negative. So, 35 persons are still in active case.
Confirming the new cases at 9:00 P.M on August 1, the DIPRO said, “8 positive cases in Dima Hasao today all derived from RT-PCR test ( 2 Female and 6 Male). New Boro Haflong, Police Reserve Haflong, two persons from Haflong Police Station, Langting (Sivataipur)(Saiding) Maibang, 13 KM Umrangso and 3 KM Umrangso.”
There were 7 new cases on July 31. Among these, six are from the check gates, such as 3 from Diyungbra check gate, 2 from Ditokcherra check gate and 1 from Manderdisa check gate.
The other one is, a person who had earlier tested negative via RAT test at Diyungbra check gate has now tested positive through RT-PCR.
Updating the news at 5:00 P.M on July 31, DIPRO said, “7 new cases today. 6 from the check gates. 3 from Diyungbra check gate, 2 from Ditokcherra check gate and 1 from Manderdisa check gate.”
“1 person who had earlier tested negative via RAT test at Diyungbra check gate has now tested positive through RT-PCR, ” she added.
It is to be noted that result of the antigent test derives rapidly within an hour or less. Swab sample of those who tested negative through RAT are further sent for RT-PCR which are tested on laboratories that takes some days for result to arrive our district.
Therefore, it is very important for these people to be strictly on Home Quarantine to prevent the probable spread of COVID-19 in community level.
Out of 27 active covid cases 25 are admitted in Isolation Ward at Haflong Civil Hospital.