Tinsukia: A one-day-old baby from Tinsukia district became the youngest patient in Assam to be declared positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, officials said.
The baby was tested soon after he was born at Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh on August 16.
Talking to EastMojo, DIPRO of Tinsukia district Bhaskarjyoti Bora said that the parents of the child reside at Hijuguri locality in Tinsukia district.
“The delivery took place at AMCH in Dibrugarh where the new born baby tested positive on his first day of life,” added Bora.
A source in AMCH said that both the mother and baby are in gynaecology isolation ward. “The mother has also tested positive,” the source added.
However, clarity is awaited whether the mother tested positive after delivery of the baby or she was Covid-19 positive during her pregnancy stage.
On August 12, a 26-day-old baby from Tinsukia district died at Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh, making it the youngest death of a Covid-19 positive patient from Tinsukia district.
However, as per the “Cadaver report” form the “cause of death” was said to be respiratory failure.
On Wednesday (August 19), 107 fresh cases of Covid-19 was detected in Tinsukia district, taking the tally of total positive cases in the district to 4417.
The district has so far recorded 46 deaths of Covid-19 positive patients till date, one of the highest reported from a single district in the state.