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30 inmates test COVID-19 positive in Central Jail, Jorhat

By Staff Correspondent

Jorhat, June 11: The total number of positive inmates in the jail was 34 on Friday as four inmates were found COVID-infected few days ago and 30 on Thursday, the prison official said.

Today a team of Health department officials of the district visited the Central Jail, Jorhat, to take stock of the situation following detection of 30 positive cases in a single day.

The jail official stated that team inspected the separate ward in which the infected inmates were lodged in isolation from rest of the prisoners, and took note of the condition of the patients.

The official said that oxygen cylinders were provided by the Health department at the isolation ward. Stating that the condition of the patients were stable now, the official said that if required they (Positive inmates) will be shifted to COVID care hospital/centre as per advice of the Health department and in consultation of the district administration.

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