49 more returnees and their contacts tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday Credit: EastMojo image

Agartala: Tripura crossed the 500-mark, as another 49 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the state on Wednesday, a day after 48 others tested positive for the coronavirus.

Out of a total of 821 samples that were tested for COVID-19, 49 people have tested positive. Most of them have travel history and contacts of previous positive patients.

Taking to Twitter, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb informed this development, “Out of 821 samples tested today, 49 people found COVID-19 #POSITIVE. Most of them have travel history and contact’s. #TripuraCOVID19Count”

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So far, Tripura has had 343 active COVID-19 cases, of which 239 are being treated at the COVID Care Centre and three others are placed at the COVID-19 unit of the GB Pant Hospital, while rest of them are on their way to hospital. At least 173 patients have been discharged after recovery so far. The remaining cases are on their way to the COVID Care Centre. The state goverment claims to be conducting 7,265 tests per million population.

In Tripura, a total of 34,520 people have been placed under surveillance, of which 21,012 have already been released after completion of 14 days’ quarantine and observation period. As on Saturday, 460 people were placed in facility quarantine, while another 13,048 were in in-home quarantine.

On Tuesday, over 1,559 samples were collected from across the state and 850 samples, including samples of those who returned by Indigo are being tested. A total of 31,491 samples have been collected of which 29,041 samples have been tested.

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