Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Tripura now stands at 155
Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Tripura now stands at 155|EastMojo image
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Tripura: One more from BSF unit tests COVID-19 positive; total 155

Samples of 710 civilians & BSF officials of 138th-Bn, Dhalai District was tested on Tuesday, only 1 BSF official found positive for COVID-19 in Tripura

Chandan Panday

Chandan Panday

Agartala: A day after two positive cases were reported from the BSF unit in Ambassa, on Tuesday only a single case was registered from the same unit. The total number of cases in Tripura stands at 155. Two patients have recovered and two were transferred.

Taking to twitter, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb wrote “Today in #COVID19 test among 710 civilians & BSF officials of 138th-Bn, Dhalai Dist, 1 BSF official found COVID-19 POSITIVE.

All COVID-19 patients are under proper medication, a team of expert Doctors are taking care of them.

I pray for their speedy recovery

#TripuraCOVID19Count”

Earlier, speaking in a press conference, Law minister Ratan Lal Nath said that two BSF jawans who were found COVID-19 positive have tested negative on Tuesday.

The two BSF jawans are now eligible to be discharged as per the revised discharge policy. The duo and 12 other contacts who had tested positive on the subsequent day are eligible to be discharged.

Meanwhile, so far 14,448 persons have been placed under surveillance, out of which 11,851 persons have been released after completion of 14 days observation period. Currently there are 230 persons in facility quarantine while 2,367 persons in-home quarantine.

A total of 11,235 samples have been collected out of which 10,343 have been tested of which 152 tested positive. However, two persons have been discharged and two were transferred to Assam and West Bengal.

Meanwhile, till Monday, 37, 721 stranded persons from Tripura have registered their names with the web portal launched by the government of Tripura. These include 12,782 persons in Karnataka, 8,129 in Tamil Nadu, 6,174 in West Bengal, 1,470 in Assam and 1,382 Telangana.

The state’s first positive case was reported on April 6 after a 45-year-old woman from Gomati district tested positive with travel history to Assam’s Guwahati. Meanwhile, the second case was reported on April 10, after a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawan tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Both the positive patients have travel history by the same train on April 19.

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