Jan 1 2021: Five new cases of COVID-19 were recently reported this Friday in Cachar. 3 were found positive, out of a total 881 Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) during the day, whereas 2 people were detected positive in RT-PCR (Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) test, which has a higher specificity rate and gives less false positive. Dr. Ibrahim Ali Ahmed, District Surveillance Officer (DSO), IDSP, informed this on Friday night in Cachar.
After this, the total tally of corona virus has reached upto 11,355 in the district. Until now, a total of 11,258 patients were discharged. The registered death toll of Cachar till now is 38, due to COVID-19, with 59 active cases at the moment.