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Highlights:

  • This decision was taken in accordance to curb the coronavirus infection from spreading further
  • The sudden demise of a man from the Gomati district took the total death toll to 11
  • The active cases in the state stand at 1,643 with the recovery rate of 56.93%
  • The most affected districts in the state are West Tripura, Sipahijala, Gamati, Dhalai, and North Tripura

Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb declared a complete re-imposed lockdown for 3 days in the state from July 27 to 30. This decision was taken in accordance to curb the coronavirus infection from spreading further. It will be effective from 5 am on July 27.

It was announced in the wake of the current spike in Covid-19 cases in the state. 105 new cases in a day pushed the state’s caseload to 3,882 while the sudden demise of a man from the Gomati district took the total death toll to 11, making the mortality rate to 0.28%.

According to the officials the man was 70 years old from Gomati’s Udaipur, was suffering from cardiac illness and high blood pressure. He was admitted to Agartala Government Medical College after he whined of chest pain on July 20 and tested positive for COVID the same day.

The new cases that were registered in a single day were from the 4,045 samples tested for the virus. With this, the active cases in the state stood at 1,643. More than 2,130 cases have recovered which took the recovery rate to 56.93% which is more than the active cases in the state.

During the imposed lockdown, the Education Minister and Cabinet spokesperson Ratan Lal Nath made an arrangement for door to door survey. In this was the testing and the time will be invested effectively so that even the mild asymptomatic patients can be treated well and the rapid rise can be put to check.

The survey is supposed to be conducted by the Anganwadi workers with ASHA and Health personnel, in a week-long period. This will give the complete picture of the red zones and the containment areas per district. The most affected districts in the state are West Tripura, Sipahijala, Gamati, Dhalai and North Tripura.

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