Eight of the 27 juveniles of the Jorhat Observation Home, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, have fled from the Covid Care Centre at the National Institute of Design, the place where they had been shifted.
Principal (in charge) of Observation Home, Jorhat Niroda Deuri said that out of the eight, one had returned on his own but that seven were still missing.
The principal said that out of the eight who had fled, five belonged to Nagaon district, two to North Lakhimpur and one to Sonitpur district.
The one who had returned was from Nagaon.
Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati had said that out of the 27 inmates found positive in Observation Home, Lichubari on August 22, seven belonged to .North Lakhimpur , three to Dibrugarh, three to Sivasagar, 11 to Nagaon, two to Sonitpur and one to Golaghat.
The 60 inmates of the Home had been tested after one of the two inmates who had been taken to Diphu in Karbi Anglong district for a hearing at the Juvenile Justice Board, Diphu tested positive and was admitted to the civil hospital there for treatment.
One staff, a watchman of the Home, Anil Tahu, was also found to be positive and is in home isolation.
Meanwhile, another person infected by Covid 19 but undeclared to be a Covid 19 death by the state’s Death Audit Board died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on Sunday.
Jorhat Baptist Church deacon, Bendang Ao (65), a resident of Rajabari Mission compound who was infected by Covid-19, was buried at the Church grave yard as per Covid 19 protocol.
He leaves behind his wife, a son and a daughter.