The doctors tried their best but unfortunately the patient succumbed fighting the virus on Tuesday Credit: Representational Image

Agartala: Tripura registered the first COVID-19 related death on Tuesday, after a 42-year-old man who was admitted in Gobind Ballabh Pant hospital died informed chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Taking to twitter, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb twote, “Unfortunate to share that Mr. Biswa Kumar Debbarma, a COVID19 patient from West Tripura, is no more.

Our Doctors gave their best but failed to save his precious life. On 1st May, he suffered a stroke (CVA) and was a patient of hypertension.”

Speaking in a press conference, law minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the state registered its first COVID-19 related death at 3 PM on Monday.

“A 42-year-old, male patient from Chachu Bazaar was admitted at the GB Pant hospital on June 1 and his sample was collected for the test. He tested positive for the virus on June 3,” Nath said.

He also said that earlier the patient had suffered a stroke but later they took (LAMA) leave against medical advice due to financial constant.

“The doctors tried their best but unfortunately the patient succumbed fighting the virus. He had suffered stroke (CVA) and was a patient of hypertension”, Nath added.

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He also said that recently his son had returned from Bangalore, however he did not test positive for the virus.

“The patient would be cremated today as per the protocol with proper arrangements. The government will also provide a financial assistant of Rs 10 lakh as per the promise made by the state government”, Nath said.

Meanwhile, as per latest reports Tripura has reported 841 positive cases, out of which 644 are active while 192 have been discharged after they recovered.

A total of 39,451 people have been placed under surveillance, of which 27,177 have already been released after completion of 14 days’ quarantine and observation period.

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