TEZPUR, May 22 - Altogether 15 persons being kept in quarantine at the Tezpur University Zonal Screening Cum Quarantine Centre have tested COVID-19 positive today.
As per the initial report received today, among those who tested positive for COVID-19, five persons are from Sonitpur district, three from Lakhimpur district and one is from Udalguri district.
The five COVID-19 positive persons from Sonitpur district are – Biju Kumar Rai (Misamari), Geeta Serpa (Misamari), Lalit Serpa (Misamari), Jaga Bahadur Limbu (Bherbheri-Misamari) and Susil Bora (Sotai-Namail near Bhalukpung).
On the other hand, the three individuals from Lakhimpur district who tested COVID-19 positive are Mularam Sonowal (Dhakuakhana), Lahya Sonowal (Garukhati) and Ghanakanta Sonwal (Garukhati) and another person who tested positive for the virus is Bhagirath Bhumij from Udalguri district.
Till the filing of this report, another six new COVID-19 positive cases have been received. However, the names and addresses of these new COVID-19 patients are yet to be revealed by the authorities concerned.
It may also be mentioned here that two persons had tested positive for the virus in the district on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, all the infected persons have been rushed to Tezpur Medical College and Hospital for treatment. Sources said that altogether 70 people, including an auto driver who came into contact with Tako Goyari of 2 no. Phakhriguri village in Biswanath district during his travel from Tezpur Mission Chariali to his residence via Balipara, have tested negative.