Guwahati: Amid a dramatic surge in the number of cases in the Northeast, Tripura on Tuesday reported 11 more cases of the Covid-19, taking the tally of infected persons in the state to up to 209.
Of those who were tested positive, 10 have returned from Maharashtra which has reported the highest number of cases in the entire country. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who tweeted out this information moments earlier, informed that the eleventh patient is a family member of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan from the Covid-19 affected 86th battalion.
Late last night, 4 more persons were tested positive, informed Deb. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "990 samples have been tested today in Tripura for COVID-19. Among them 4 persons found COVID19 positive. All of them have returned from Mumbai, Maharashtra by train."
1️⃣1️⃣ people found COVID19 #POSITIVE in Tripura today. Among them 1️⃣0️⃣ people have returned from Mumbai, #Maharashtra by train and 1️⃣ person is a family member of BSF personnel of 86th Battalion. #TripuraCOVID19count— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) May 26, 2020
As of yesterday, 10,594 in Tripura were under surveillance including 300 people in different quarantine centres across Tripura, and 10,294 people under home quarantine. Meanwhile, 16,349 out of 26,943 people who were placed under surveillance for coronavirus till date have completed their 14 days observation period and were discharged.