13 more persons, including two kids, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday

Agartala: Thirteen persons, including jawans from the 138th Border Security Force (BSF) and two kids, tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Monday, a day after 12 others were found to be infected with the deadly novel coronavirus.

With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to 29 so far.

Taking to twitter, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb confirmed the development, “Alert! More 13 persons including two kids of 138th-Bn #BSF Ambassa found #COVID19 positive.

Total #COVID19 positive cases in #Tripura stands at 29 (2 already discharged, so active cases: 27

Don’t panic, follow the Govt guidelines and Stay at Home.”

Earlier, on Saturday, nine days after the Tripura CM announced the state as corona free, two jawans from Ambassa unit of the Border Security Force (BSF) under Dhalai district of the state were found to be COVID-19 positive.

Swab samples of a total of 179 personnel and their family members in the camp who came in touch with the two jawans were also tested on Monday.

According to reports, the health department has put over 527 people in different quarantine centres. A total of 4955 samples have been tested.

With this, the total number of positive cases has gone up to 29, of which 2 have been discharged after they recovered. Now, 27 active cases remain in hospitals

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 by the same train on April 19.

Earlier, on April 23, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb announced Tripura a coronavirus-free state shortly after the two patients tested negative and were discharged.

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