Tripura presently has a total of 12 ventilators in the government hospitals Credit: Twitter Image

Agartala: In a bid to strengthen the infrastructure of Tripura to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, the Centre has sanctioned 37 ventilators which the state would receive shortly, said law minister Ratan Lal Nath.

Speaking at a press conference, Nath said that the state in addition to the present strength of 12 ventilators in government hospitals would receive 37 more shortly from the Centre.

“Currently, Tripura has a total of 12 ventilators in the government hospitals, of which nine are in Govind Ballabh Pant hospital, two in Indira Gandhi hospital and one in North district hospital,” Nath said.

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He also said that currently, there are 18 containment zones in the state, of which three are in West Tripura district, five each in Sepahijala and Gomati districts, three in South Tripura district and one each in Dhalai and Unakoti districts.

Speaking about the number of persons testing positive for the virus, Nath said that a total of 5,269 samples were tested for novel coronavirus in the last three days; only 125 persons tested positive.

“On June 13, a total of 2,070 samples were tested of which 82 tested positive; similarly, on June 14, around 1,670 samples were tested, of which 33 were found to be positive. On Monday 1,529 samples were tested, only 10 tested positive,” Nath added.

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He also informed that in terms of the percentage of active cases in Northeastern region, Arunachal Pradesh has 92.30%, Assam 47.33%, Manipur 80.33%, Meghalaya 38.63%, Mizoram 99.14% and Nagaland 50.28% and Sikkim 94.63% and Tripura has 59.41 % of active cases.

As of Tuesday, 424 people have been put in facility quarantine, while 5,863 are in home quarantine. A total of 50,334 samples have been collected, of which 49,207 samples have been tested. The state is testing 12,309 samples per million against India’s 4,184.

However, shortly five more persons tested positive for the virus, while samples of 123 persons being treated in Govind Ballabh Pant hospital and Hapania international fairground came positive and they would be released on Wednesday.

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