Patient brought in serious condition; sample collected, tested positive 2 days ago, says health secretary Sanjay Kumar Rakesh
Agartala: Tripura registered its second COVID-19 death after a 72-year-old man admitted in the male medicine ward of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) succumbed to the virus on Saturday.
Speaking with EastMojo, Sanjay Kumar Rakesh, health secretary, said that the male patient was admitted in AGMC a few days ago and had symptoms for COVID-19.
“He was brought in a serious condition and the sample of the patient was collected and it tested positive two days ago. He succumbed to the virus around 8 pm in the evening,” Rakesh said.
Tripura registered its first COVID-19 death after a 42-year-old man who was admitted in Gobind Ballabh Pant hospital died on June 9.
Tripura has so far registered a total of 1,932 confirmed positive cases, of which 1,375 persons were discharged after recovery.
Currently, 541 persons are undergoing treatment in different COVID care centres in the state, while 345 persons are in facility quarantined and 4,860 in home quarantine.
Tripura has collected 83,147 samples out of which 81,483 samples have been tested, among which. The positivity rate stands at 7.29 percent and the test per million rate at 20,383 samples per million, while the recovery rate stands at 71.69 per cent.