Tripura has registered a total of 239 COVID-19 related deaths so far Credit: Representational image

Agartala: Tripura has registered the highest fatality rate in terms of COVID-19 related deaths in the Northeast region at 1.11%, as per latest data released by the Centre.

According to the data released by the government of India, Tripura’s mortality rate now stands at the top with 1.11 %, followed by Sikkim with 1.03 %, Meghalaya with 0.79 %, Manipur with 0.63 %, Assam with 0.35%, Nagaland with 0.28% and Arunachal Pradesh with 0.18%. Mizoram is yet to report any single COVID-19 related death so far.

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In Tripura, a total of 21,507 persons have tested positive, while 239 persons have succumbed to COVID-19. The positivity rate stands at 6.09% and recovery rate at 68.83%, while the test per million stands at 88,334, as per the latest data.

Earlier, a Central medical team from Delhi in their preliminary inspection observed failure to wear face masks and not adhering to social distancing norms as prime reasons for the spread of COVID-10, informed state law minister Ratan Lal Nath on Wednesday last week.

A special drive of ‘mask wearing enforcement day’ was carried out on September 18 and 19. People were fined across the state for not adhering to social distancing norms and not wearing face masks.

Speaking about the COVID-19 deaths in the state, Nath said that 40 per cent of the total people who were admitted from September 1 to 7 have succumbed within 24 hours after getting admitted to the hospitals.

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During the lockdown and night curfews from March 24 to September 15, the Tripura government collected Rs 2.57 crore in fines. Police arrested 10,560 persons, while 97 FIRs were registered and 526 vehicles were seized across the state for violating curfews.

The High Court of Tripura on Friday sought further clarification on the state’s preparedness and measures taken to fight the novel coronavirus amidst the surge in cases.

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The court has also asked the state government to clarify if the state has any complaint resolution system to address the conveniences while undergoing treatment.

The High Court took a suo motu cognizance on the state’s present situation over the management based on the media reports published on local newspapers and served notice to the state government seeking their response in a week.

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