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Nine more positive cases detected in Barak Valley
Staff Correspondent
 SILCHAR, May 22 - Amidst escalating figures of COVID-19 positive cases across the State, nine more positive cases have been detected in the Barak Valley on Friday. 

 In a tweet earlier in the afternoon, State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that two COVID-19 positive cases, one each from Cachar and Hailakandi districts, were detected. In another tweet by the Minister at 6:20 pm it was affirmed that seven more cases from Barak Valley, including one person already undergoing treatment at Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH), have been detected. The remaining six persons with travel history were quarantined in Cachar district. Meanwhile, Dr Bhaskar Gupta, vice-principal of SMCH, informed the media that the two persons who hail from Hailakandi and Cachar districts had outside travel history.

As per the tweet, while one patient under treatment at SMCH belong to Karimganj district, the Cachar District Health Department is yet to provide information regarding the six detected patients who bear travel history.

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