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49 more test positive in Tripura

A trade fair venue has been turned into a COVID Care Centre following the surge in COVID-19 cases, in Agartala on Wednesday. – Photo: Correspondent
 AGARTALA, June 3 - Following testing of 821 samples today, 49 persons were found COVID-19 positive, raising the total number of cases in Tripura to 520. The number of active cases has surged to 318.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted about the detection of the latest COVID-19 cases in the State. He said that most patients had a travel history and had contacts with possible carriers.

According to data provided by the Tripura Government, 34,520 persons are currently under surveillance, while 21,012 persons have already completed the 14-day observation period.

Among those under surveillance, 460 are under institutional surveillance and 13,048 are under home surveillance. Altogether 31,491 samples have been collected so far and 29,066 samples have been tested till Tuesday. Altogether 173 patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far.

Meanwhile, the Sadar subdivision of West Tripura district had to face a lot of hassles in burying the body of a woman who allegedly committed suicide in a toilet attached to the Flu Ward of the GB Pant Hospital yesterday.

According to hospital sources, the 50-year-old woman, Samsur Nehar from Motinagar area of West Tripura district, was admitted to the Flu Ward on Monday morning as she had cold and fever. Later, she was diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. But before she could be shifted to the COVID-19 isolation ward, the woman allegedly hanged herself to death.

But after the post-mortem, her relatives were reluctant to take her body for burial. SDM (Sadar) Asim Saha and AMC Commissioner Shailesh Yadav wanted to bury the body in the Jaypur area, but there was mass resistance by a section of people. Police and TSR jawans had a hard time controlling the situation. The woman’s body was later taken to her ancestral village, Motinagar, where she was laid to rest.

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