JORHAT, May 19 - Two more persons including a woman today tested positive for COVID-19, thereby taking the total number of people found positive in the district to eight.
Among the eight persons, six belong to Jorhat district, one youth from Sivasagar district and another one is from Mumbai. The person from Mumbai is an ambulance driver who brought a child cancer patient along with family members from Mumbai and was allowed to return before the swab test results were out. The driver was subsequently traced in Bihar and put in quarantine.
Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati informed that the test result which came out today were of an asymptomatic woman, identified as Shalinee Mal (40) from Seuni Ali here, who came from Darjeeling along with her 11-year-old son by train and reached here on May 17.
She stated that Shalinee, who along with her son was under quarantine in a hotel here, has been shifted to JMCH.
The deputy commissioner further disclosed that a youth, identified as Thaneshwar Boro from Ikarani Borholla under Titabar civil subdivision of the district, who returned from Chennai and was under institutional quarantine at NID here, too tested positive.
Boro, who was also asymptomatic, has been shifted to JMCH and the health condition of him and Shalinee were fine, Korati said.