|65-yr-old woman, minor girl test positive in Cachar dist|
SILCHAR, May 23 - A day after nine patients from Barak Valley were detected to be COVID-19 positive, two more positive cases have been recorded in Cachar district on Saturday.
State Minister of Health Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma’s tweet at 1:40 pm informed that along with 53 new cases in the State, seven cases in Dima Hasao district and two cases in Cachar district have been found to be COVID-19 positive as well.
Meanwhile, sources in the Cachar district administration claimed that of the two new cases, one patient is aged around 65 years while the other patient is a seven-year-old minor girl.
According to Suman Choudhury, District Media Expert NHM, the elderly woman, known to be from Tarapur Sibbari Road area came to SMCH with liver complications and underwent swab sample test as a precautionary measure following which she was found to be COVID-19 positive. The other patient, a minor girl from Kashipur area on the outskirts of the town, was already in a quarantine centre premises having travel history of returning from Telengana. The mother of the girl has given consent to accompany the child.