JORHAT, May 17 - A child from Jorhat and a youth from Geleky in Sivasagsr district, who came back from Delhi and reached here on Thursday, tested positive for Covid-19 as results of the tests done at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) came out today.
Both were routed through the Zonal Screening Centre at Kakodonga set up on the western outskirts of Jorhat to screen returnees from outside the State to the six districts of Upper Assam.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted today that the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Assam was 96, while the number of recovered cases was 41, while 51 were active. The number of deaths was two and migrated two, the Minister added.
Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati informed that a nine-year-old boy of Pujadubi locality under Ward No. 3 of Jorhat town and his relative Abdul Samim of Geleky, a student who had been studying in Delhi, tested positive today.
Both the boy and Samim and five other persons who came on the same Traveller vehicle and were asymptomatic were shifted to JMCH from the quarantine facility set up at Kaziranga University near the zonal screening centre, the Deputy Commissioner said.
Replying to a query, Korati stated that the said people were not connected to the Tabilighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin in Delhi.
Korati said that the test results of the other five persons who travelled with the boy and Samim were awaited.
Two among the eight persons of the group, including Samim were from Geleky in Sivasagar district, one from Barapathar in Charaideo district and five from Jorhat town.
It may be mentioned here that on May 9 two women, Mamu Bora (36) of Ujoni Charaimoria of Jorhat and Parishmita Dutta Kalita (27) of Charingia here, besides the driver of the ambulance in which both women came from Mumbai and reached Jorhat on May 8 tested positive for Covid-19.
The women along with the 12-year-old son of Mamu, who was a cancer patient, and a male relative of them were admitted to JMCH and is presently in the institute, while the ambulance driver who was allowed to return before the swab test results were out, was apprehended in Bihar and also quarantined there.
All three of them (two women and the driver) too were found to be asymptomatic.
The Deputy Commissioner stated that since May 6 till today, altogether 948 people who arrived here from outside Assam have been screened at the Zonal Screening Centre of Jorhat.
Our Sivasagar Correspondent adds: Abdul Samim (19) of Geleki Kolgaon, who is a Delhi University student of Humanities, tested positive for COVID-19, though without any symptoms.
Meanwhile in a tragic incident, one Raj Bikram Baruah( 34) of Patsaku Desungpani died after his blood sample was collected for COVID-19 test at Sanjeevani Nursing Home here where he was admitted on May 15 following rise in temperature and cough.