SILCHAR, April 3 - Along with one positive COVID-19 patient undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), nine more persons have been kept as suspected cases at the isolation ward of the hospital, said SMCH vice-principal Dr Bhaskar Gupta.
Briefing the media on Friday, Dr Gupta said, "While 10 persons were screened, nine persons suspected of having the disease have been kept at the isolation ward of the hospital. A total of 174 samples have been collected so far for the test."
Further, responding to the query on the status of Assam's first COVID-19 patient, Dr Gupta said, "Despite being in stable condition, the patient is still showing symptomatic patterns of the presence of the virus in his body and his subsequent tests will be approved after an interval of 72-hour of observing asymptomatic patterns in his body."
On the other hand, Suman Choudhury, district media expert, NHM informed that as many as 159 persons have been quarantined on Friday, taking the tally of quarantined persons to 3,889 across Cachar district so far.