Guwahati: As many as 36 girl students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Hostel in Tinsukia’s Bordubi were tested positive for COVID-19 and were sent to isolation on Friday night.
As per the latest development to the case, it is suspected that all the 36 girl students might have come in contact with the hostel warden who had tested positive for the virus earlier.
Speaking to the media, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dipu Deka informed that a lady hostel warden had earlier developed some mild symptoms since March 20 had visited Tinsukia Civil Hospital for a checkup; she was tested positive and was sent to isolation.
“We went through the warden’s travel history and conducted contact tracing at the hostel premises. Out of 87 people including both the hostel staff and students, 36 were tested positive for COVID-19 and were sent to isolation. There is nothing much to worry about as all the infected patients were from the same building,” said ADC Dipu Deka.
ADC Deka also mentioned that the cases of COVID-19 have also come down to a large extent as compared to the previous year.
“All the business establishments, schools, colleges, educational institutes in Tinsukia district are being thoroughly monitored by Health Department. If any staff, students, workers are found to be COVID-19 positive; he or she will be sent to isolation as per the COVID-19 protocols. Presently, we are getting 4 to 5 cases per day in the district, hence, chances of transmission are also less compared to earlier,” added Tinsukia ADC.
COVID-19 cases till date in Assam
COVID positive cases: 2,18,176
Recovery rate: 98.69%
Patients discharged: 2,15, 325
Total death: 1,104
Active cases: 400