Agartala: A day after Tripura’s first positive COVID-19 patient tested negative for two consecutive times, the health department on Wednesday discharged the 45-year-old woman from the COVID centre of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), informed chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Announcing the development, Deb wrote in a tweet, “Glad to share that first #COVID19 positive patient of Tripura has been discharged today, as she has recovered & found negative in consecutive tests. She has been sent for quarantine under medical supervision. I Pray to Mata Tripurasundari so that State turns Corona free soon.”

Health secretary Debashish Basu along with other medical staff and the team of doctors who were attending the patient started clapping as soon as she left for quarantine where she will have to spend another 14 days under medical supervision before finally going back to her home at Udaipur in Gomati district.

The health secretary handing over the discharge letter to the patient on being released

Earlier, the chief minister had announced that the sample of Tripura’s first COVID-19 positive patient tested negative for the second time on Monday.

The state’s first positive case was reported on April 6 after a 45-year-old woman from Gomati district tested positive with travel history to Assam’s Guwahati. Meanwhile, the second case was reported on April 10, after a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawan tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Both the positive patients have travel history to the same train on April 19.

As per the latest reports of the health department, a total of 10,742 passengers were put under surveillance, of which 10,085 have completed the 14 days’ observational period.

The report also informed that a total of 657 persons are in quarantine, of which 172 are in facility quarantine, while 485 are in home quarantine. So far, 659 samples have been collected, of which 561 were tested with two positive cases so far in the state.

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