Silchar, May 6: In a massive surge of COVID-19 cases in Cachar district as many as 230 COVID-19 cases have been detected in Cachar district on Thursday.
Meanwhile according to Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) authorities , 48 year old Dr Jayati Chakraborty, assistant professor at Department of Bengali at Women's College Silchar lost her battle against COVID-19 as she breathed her last at 6:15 pm. Hospital authorities informed that she had been detected as a RAT positive and presented with 87 % sPO2 on room air. She was admitted at Covid ICU after being diagnosed with pneumonia, hospital sources informed.
Her death has cast a pall of gloom among the academic and cultural arena of Barak Valley as the departed academician was also closely involved with the cultural affairs of the region for many years.The District Health Department informed that of the total cases diagnosed, 96 were RAT positive while 134 were RT PCR positive.
Further, presenting cumulative statistics, as many 797 COVID-19 cases are active in the district so far.