Agartala: The novel coronavirus tally in Tripura touched a record single-day high on Sunday after 761 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
With this, the active cases in the state have now crossed the 4,000-mark at 4,561 with a positivity rate of 5.17 per cent. The death toll increased to 438 with 10 new fatalities at a rate of 1.07 per cent in the day.
Meanwhile, 292 people have recovered from the coronavirus and were released on Sunday — the highest single-day recovery in the second wave of the deadly pandemic.
However, concerns have been raised as 446 of the new COVID-19 cases were reported from West Tripura district alone, while South Tripura district also crossed the century-mark at 103 cases.
While 24 new cases were reported in Gomati, eight were from Dhalai, 52 from Sepahijala, 54 from North Tripura, 60 from Unakoti and 14 from Khowai district.
According to the media bulletin of the health department, in the last 24 hours, a total of 7,624 samples — including 1,395 RT-PCR and 6,229 rapid antigen tests — were tested, of which 761 were found to be positive for the virus.
A total of 40,816 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Tripura so far. Of them, 35,756 have recovered. At present, the infection rate in Tripura has increased to 5.17 per cent. Similarly, the recovery rate has decreased to 87.73 per cent.
Meanwhile, a corona curfew has been imposed across the areas under the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) and six other civic bodies in view of the sudden surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.
The 10-day corona curfew came into force from 5 am on Monday and would continue till May 26. Residents have been advised to remain indoors during this period.