An employee of the office of the Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
The infected person works in the civil defence section of the DC’s office.
Hailing from Dhemaji, the employee recently visited his home district and shares a rented house with another employee of the same office.
The detection has alarmed the district administration in North Lakhimpur as the DC office has 150 employees including officers.
Lakhimpur DC Dr Jeevan B has asked all the staff of his office to go for swab tests and the district health department also has also initiated to conduct rapid tests among the DC office officials.
Meanwhile, seven more people who had attended two marriage ceremonies in Gorehaga in the suburbs of North Lakhimpur on July 2, have been tested COVID-19 positive.
Before, there were 22 COVID-19 positive cases related to the two marriage functions.
In the last twenty-four hours, Lakhimpur district recorded 20 more COVID-19 positive cases from different parts.