Agartala: COVID surge continued in Tripura, with the state recording the highest single-day spike for the third consecutive day with 783 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The positivity rate also rose to 9.18 per cent against 0.69 on January 01, 2022. 

According to the health department officials, with the increase in sample testing, the number of positive cases is also increasing. However, if the situation continues like this, the government could order more restrictions across the state. 

At present, night curfew is in force all across the state till January 20.

Thankfully, the state reported no new fatality in the last 24 hours, and the number of active patients has increased to 2,041.

According to the media bulletin of the health department, in the last 24 hours, a total of 8,531 samples were tested of which, a total of 783 new corona infections were detected in the last 24 hours. The daily infection rate has increased to 9.18 per cent. 

The West district is at the top of the corona outbreak and the situation is getting worse with each passing day. In the last 24 hours, 487 people have been affected by Corona in West District, 48 in North District, 38 in Sepahijala District, 42 in South District, 44 in Dhalai District, 44 in Unakoti District, 52 in Khowai District and 28 in Gomati District.

On Tuesday, during a Facebook live session, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb assured that the state government is ready to deal with any situation. 

“The Tripura government will deal with the third wave of corona together. The price hike will not be tolerated on the pretext of night curfew or an increase in the corona cases. Tripura has adequate material reserves. The black market will be cracked down on,” CM Deb said.

He said Tripura currently has adequate infrastructure to deal with the corona outbreak. He claimed that there are 22 oxygen plants, 1,729 oxygen concentrators, 2263 oxygen cylinders, 2391 pulse oxygen meters and 193 ventilators in Tripura. Also, there are adequate stocks of medicine and max and about 20,000 beds would be provided to the corona patients.

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