AGARTALA, Aug 10 - A 48-year-old woman fell prey to Covid infection at the AGMC Covid Treatment Centre yesterday, thereby taking the total death toll to 42, official sources confirmed here.
Covid infections continue across the state with 62 new positive cases during the past 24 hours. Of the total new cases, the highest cases were reported from the North district with 25 positives followed by West district with 22 positive cases.
Sources said the woman from Agartala was admitted in AGMC Covid Treatment Centre with acute breathing problem and finally succumbed to Covid infection today.
According to a medical bulletin, currently the state has 1,658 Covid positive patients while 4,443 Covid patients have recovered from the deadly disease. As many as 3,863 people are under Covid surveillance and out of which 261 have been put under facility quarantine. The recovery rate in the state currently stands at 72.29 per cent, while the mortality rate is 0.69 per cent, the official said. The test positivity rate in the state has increased to 3.07 per cent.
Sources said massive tests are the main reason for spiralling Covid positive cases in the state. �Till Monday, 2,02,126 Covid tests were done in the state, which is a massive figure keeping in mind the state�s geographical and population in mind�, said a senior doctor here today.
�It has become an established truth that more tests mean more Covid-19 positive cases. However, the days are not far when an arrest could be made in the new infection if the people obey the Covid guidelines,� he said.
It may be noted that Tripura is the third state where Covid tests have been conducted massively.