Woman in mid-40s had fever following which she visited IOCL Hospital; sent to civil hospital in Digboi where her samples were collected; later she tests COVID-19 positive
Tinsukia: A Digboi woman in her mid-40s, with no travel history and contact history, tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday night, taking the total number of infected persons in Assam's Tinsukia district to four, and prompting district administration to declare the area as containment zone.
Confirming the development, Tinsukia deputy commissioner Bhaskar Pegu said that a woman with no travel and contact history has tested positive for coronavirus. "She has been evacuated on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday and shifted to Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh."
"The area has been declared as a containment zone to stop the spread of the virus," Pegu said, adding, we are trying to "identify the source" of the virus.
The woman's husband is an employee of Oil India Limited. They have two sons who live with her.
According to Pegu, door-to-door surveillance has been initiated by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (ISDP) team, who are on the ground, besides contact tracing is underway. "All necessary actions are being taken to contain the spread. The district administration is also taking up with Oil India Limited."
According to sources, the woman had visited Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Hospital on May 22 with very high fever. "Two doctors attended her at IOCL hospital. She was sent to civil hospital in Digboi where her swab sample was collected the next day."
On Friday, the total number of positive cases in Assam rose to 935 till the time of filing this news report, with 803 active cases after 16 patients were discharged from multiple hospitals.