Tripura reported 250 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday
Tripura reported 250 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday|Representational image
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Tripura: 8.72 lakh families screened for COVID-19, 250 new cases

250 new COVID-19 cases reported in state, tally hits 5,248; another 3 deaths recorded, taking the toll to 24 so far

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: Tripura on Saturday registered 250 fresh COVID-19 positive cases, taking the tally to 5,248 so far.

The state also reported three new COVID-19 deaths taking the toll to 24.

Meanwhile, in the last five days of door-to-door survey, health workers have covered 8,72,609 families out of the total 9,21,895 ration card holders in the state, said education minister Ratan Lal Nath.

Speaking with reporters, Nath said that the survey team has identified 23,869 families and have tested 19,726 persons so far out of which only 655 tested positive for the virus.

“A total of 4,143 persons have denied undergoing tests for COVID-19. Moreover, in the next one week time, around 4,72,856 persons will be screened and tested by the department. The department would also try to convince people to undergo a rapid antigen test," Nath said.

The state has a total of 10.35 ration cards, while around one lakh families who have separated are yet to get fresh cards.

Currently, 219 persons are under facility quarantine, while 4,191 are under home quarantine. A total of 136 persons were discharged from different COVID Care Centers across the state, with which the number of recovered cases has reduced at 3,463 so far.

So far a total of 1,72,648 samples have collected, out of which 1,71,591 were tested and 5,248 persons have tested positive for the virus, with 24 deaths and 1,490 active cases so far.

The positivity rate stands at 2.91%, test per million at 42,924 while the recovery rate stands at 69.56% and mortality rate at 0.48%.

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