Agartala: Tripura on Monday reported its first novel coronavirus aka COVID-19 case after a 45-year-old woman from Udaipur tested positive at the Agartala Government Medical College & GBP Hospital.
Taking to Twitter, CM Biplab Kumar Deb announced the development at 8 pm on Monday (April 6, 2020). “Alert! First #COVID19 positive case detected at Tripura. The patient is from Udaipur. Don’t Panic, we are taking proper care of the patient. Stay Home Stay Safe. Update at: 8PM / April 6,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, a letter issued by West Tripura district magistrate Dr Mahatme Sandeep informed that the resident of Udaipur tested positive for COVID-19 in the AGMV & GBP Hospital on April 6. “Therefore, RRT members shall immediately prepare the contact tracing of the doctors, nurses, para-medical staff, nearby patients, attendants and anybody who came in contact with the patient, including family members,” he said.
Family welfare and preventive medicine director Dr Radha Debbarma said that the patient recently returned from Assam.
Meanwhile, a total of eight persons from Tripura who attended Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz have tested COVID-19 positive. However, they are still outside the state, said nodal officer for COVID-19, Dr Deep Kumar Debbarma.
Speaking at a press conference, Debbarma said that eight persons from Tripura have tested COVID-19 positive in different states including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
“All of them had attended the congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin Markaz on March 21. Among the eight persons, two of them tested positive in Delhi, four in Uttar Pradesh and two in Rajasthan’s Bikaner. None of them returned to state after attending the congregation,” Debbarma said.