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141 new cases in Tripura, night curfew extended

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AGARTALA, July 11 - Altogether 141 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Tripura during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the State to 543.

Meanwhile, Tripura Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar today asked the district magistrates to extend the night curfew in the State to prevent the spread of COVID-19. �Schools, educational and coaching centres will remain closed till July 31. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums will also remain closed till that date,� the Chief Secretary said.

Khowai district, which is emerging as a hotspot, has registered the highest (61) cases among the new positive cases. West district has reported 35 cases.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb confirmed the fresh infections in a Facebook post. �A total of 2125 samples were taken up for Covid-19 tests yesterday and out of which 141 people found positive cases. All the patients were taken to Covid Care Centre for treatment,� Deb wrote in the post.

Meanwhile, the Tripura Government has launched COVID-19 testing by using antigen detection kits for speedy results, said Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath.

Talking to media persons at the Civil Secretariat here, the minister said the tests have already begun. �Today, the new kits were used by Health workers at the Agartala Railway Station. These kits will be used for carrying out COVID-19 tests across the State from tomorrow. We can get the reports within half an hour,� he said.

The antigen kits were scheduled for use from Monday, but the new infections have advanced their use.

As many as 329 persons are under facility quarantine and 4,759 are in home quarantine. Till date, 79,288 swabs have been tested out of a total collection of 80,967 samples. Meanwhile, a total of 34 COVID-19 patients were released from treatment centres following their recovery today.

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141 new cases in Tripura, night curfew extended

AGARTALA, July 11 - Altogether 141 COVID-19 positive cases have been confirmed in Tripura during the past 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the State to 543.

Meanwhile, Tripura Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar today asked the district magistrates to extend the night curfew in the State to prevent the spread of COVID-19. �Schools, educational and coaching centres will remain closed till July 31. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums will also remain closed till that date,� the Chief Secretary said.

Khowai district, which is emerging as a hotspot, has registered the highest (61) cases among the new positive cases. West district has reported 35 cases.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb confirmed the fresh infections in a Facebook post. �A total of 2125 samples were taken up for Covid-19 tests yesterday and out of which 141 people found positive cases. All the patients were taken to Covid Care Centre for treatment,� Deb wrote in the post.

Meanwhile, the Tripura Government has launched COVID-19 testing by using antigen detection kits for speedy results, said Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath.

Talking to media persons at the Civil Secretariat here, the minister said the tests have already begun. �Today, the new kits were used by Health workers at the Agartala Railway Station. These kits will be used for carrying out COVID-19 tests across the State from tomorrow. We can get the reports within half an hour,� he said.

The antigen kits were scheduled for use from Monday, but the new infections have advanced their use.

As many as 329 persons are under facility quarantine and 4,759 are in home quarantine. Till date, 79,288 swabs have been tested out of a total collection of 80,967 samples. Meanwhile, a total of 34 COVID-19 patients were released from treatment centres following their recovery today.

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