Agartala: Tripura on Monday registered its biggest single day spike in COVID-19 related deaths as 10 persons succumbed to the virus taking the total to 112 so far.
Tripura’s leading lady advocate Padma Dattagupta died at Gobind Ballabh Pant (GBP) hospital a day after testing positive for novel coronavirus with respiratory problems.
Padma, who was 55-year-old, became the first lawyer to have succumbed to COVID-19 virus. She was the co-president of the Tripura State Committee of the All India Lawyers Union for several years. She was a member of the Women’s Commission and the Child Right’s Protection Commission.
She suffered breathing problem on Sunday and was taken to private hospital in Agartala. Upon testing of her sample, she tested positive for COVID-19. She was shifted to ICU in COVID-19 ward of GBP hospital. The samples of her husband Dr Niladri Sengupta, daughter Dr Kamalika Sengupta and her son’s samples has been collected for test.
Meanwhile, according to media reports, a total of 11,647 people have tested positive for COVID-19 out of the total 2,71,876 samples tested for the virus. Tripura also registered 321 new positive cases in last 24 hours.
So far 7,654 persons have recovered, while 3,858 others are undergoing treatment across the state. The positivity rate stands at 4.28 percent, test per million at 68,010 while the recovery rate stands at 65.83 percent and mortality rate at 0.90 percent.