Eleven more persons from Tripura, including seven Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, have tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, taking the state's overall tally to 166.
625 samples have been tested for #COVID19 and among them 11 persons found #COVID19 POSITIVE.7 people from 86-Bn BSF & 4 civilian from Churaibari Gate ( 2 driver from other state, 2 people returned from Guwahati ).— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) May 16, 2020
All the POSITIVE patients are under proper medical care.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Den informed via that the cases were detected amid a massive testing drive conducted by the State amid a skyrocketing number of cases. Deb said that altogether, 625 swab samples have been tested for the Covid-19, out of which 11 samples tested positive.
"Seven personnel from BSF's 86th battalion and four civilians from Churaibari Gate (two drivers from another state and two persons who returned from Guwahati) have been found infected. All Covid-19 positive patients are undergoing treatment," Deb tweeted, adding that all the positive patients are under "proper medical care."
People who are entering Tripura by road need to undergo Covid-19 test at Churaibari check-post in the northern part of the state that shares its border with neighbouring Assam.
12,561 people have been tested for the virus across Tripura and 42, including the very first case reported on April 6, have recovered so far.
Meanwhile, a total of 39,799 people from Tripura, who are stranded in other parts of the country because of lockdown restrictions have registered their names with the state's Covid-19 helpline seeking a return home, and over 1,200 have returned so far.