Jorhat, March 17: Eight persons were found COVID-19 positive on Tuesday in Jorhat district thereby increasing the total number of positive cases to 12353 in the district.

Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni  A Korati informed that after eight new positive cases were detected on Tuesday the number of active cases in the district increased to 25 from 18 on March 14.

The Deputy Commissioner said that number of patients discharged after providing treatment was 12187 and number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the district was 69 till date.

It may be mentioned here that the number of positive cases found in a day in the district was not above 5 in the past three months with several days in a week registering no single positive case. On March 14 five positive cases were found after a gap of about 20 days.