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More 529 infected by Covid-19 in past 24 hrs, death toll rises to 235

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Agartala, Updated: September 19, 2020, 06:31:36 AM   

Agartala, September 19, 2020: Amidst continuous procession of deaths from Covid-19 , fresh seven more deaths in past 24 hours, the Coronavirus death toll now  reached to 235 figures  and with 529 more positive cases from eight districts , now the state's Covid-19 caseload rose to 21, 478.

Among the total fatalities, the West Tripura district including the capital city Agartala has accounted for 131 of the 235 Covid-19 deaths.

In consideration of laxity among common people in wearing mask or wear it properly, the state government now observing "Mask Enforcement Days" on September 18th and 19th and on Friday the Sadar subdivisional administration along with capital city police organized massive operation in and around Agartala and imposed penalties on many people for not wearing face masks.

Till Friday the situation in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas still remains as grim and worsening the situation day by day. Again on Friday maximum of positive cases through Rapid Antigen test has been detected from parts of Agartala city and other parts of West Tripura district.

The state has now 7,098 active cases including patients who are in 'home isolation' and among the reported positive cases of Covid-19, a total of 14, 142 patients have recovered from their viral infection due to infection for SARS-CoV-2 in the state with fresh discharged 583 patients on Thursday  evening and on Friday after their swab sample tested negative for Covid-19. Earlier, three more Covid-19 patients had also died by suicide. A total of 23 positive patients were also migrated to other parts of the country.

Now, the state has fatality rate of 1.12%, which is highest in comparison to other Northeastern states. At the same time, the recovery rate among the Covid-19 positive patients on Friday showed an increasing    percentage of 67.50 % of recovery rate, which was 65.58 % on Thursday. While, the positivity rate in the state has also increased on Friday   at 6.02 %, which was 5.98 % on Thursday.

Till Friday, altogether 313 persons are in institutional quarantine centres and more 3, 545 persons are in home quarantine.

   (Tripurainfo)

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