AGARTALA, Aug 4 - Two more deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in Tripura during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the State to 28. During the same period, the State registered 131 new positive cases.
Meanwhile, two family members of Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb tested positive on Monday. However, the Chief Minister who also underwent a test, was negative.
While confirming the infection of two members of his family through Facebook, Deb said, �Two of my family members found Covid-19 positive and other family members found negative.�
In a tweet, Deb further said: �My COVID-19 test results came negative but for next 7 days I will follow home quarantine & other guidelines. Also I will work from home. I thank the beloved people of Tripura for your wishes and prayers. The fight against COVID-19 will continue and together we shall win.
Soon after the detection of the two cases at the Chief Minister�s residence, the entire campus was sanitised.
Earlier, two personal guards of the Chief Minister had tested positive, and were admitted to hospital for treatment. Two BJP MLAs � Rampada Jamatia and Dhananjoy Tripura � were also found positive earlier. Jamatia has since been cured.
As of now, Tripura has 193 containment zones where movement of people has been restricted to check new infections. The lockdown restrictions will continue to remain in place in the containment zones.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate among COVID-19 positive patients has been improving in the State and this has now reached 68.38 per cent.
As per a media bulletin on COVID-19 issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department last evening, the State has registered 5,537 positive cases, while 3,675 patients have already recovered from the disease so far.
Till Monday, altogether 231 persons are in institutional quarantine centres and 3,913 persons are in home quarantine.