AGARTALA: With a positivity rate of 21 per cent, the COVID-19 situation under the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas is very alarming. Tripura with 10,879 COVID-19 positive cases became the second most-affected State (after Assam) among the eight north-eastern States.
With 96 deaths due to the coronavirus, Tripura's mortality rate is 0.88 per cent against Assam's 0.28 per cent as on Saturday night. Meanwhile, while 7,232 people have recovered from the disease across Tripura, 3,529 active cases were reported on Saturday night.
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds the Health Department, said that COVID-19 crisis in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas is extremely alarming with the positivity rate of 21 per cent against the alarming ratio of 10 per cent. Around five lakh people reside in the AMC areas.
"Of the 49 wards in the AMC, 753 coronavirus positive cases found in nine wards. To avoid the gatherings in the government offices, 50 per cent employees of group "C" and "D" employees would be allowed to attend the office per day," Deb said in locally televised speech through the television channels.
With the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Tripura government from Saturday suspended the "Neighbourhood Classes", which was started by the Education department on August 20 in open spaces (outside the class rooms) with five students in each group to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the school students. (IANS)