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Agartala turns into COVID-19 hotspot with 21 pc positivity rate

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AGARTALA, Aug 29 - The Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area has recorded the highest positivity rate in Tripura at 21 percent.

Tripura is the second worst COVID-hit State in the Northeast.

As of August 25, out of 3,727 active cases in the State, Agartala alone accounts for 1,431 cases besides 46 fatalities.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the State with 443 more people testing positive in the past 24 hours and most of these positive cases were reported from West district.

Five COVID-19 patients with comorbidities died at the COVID isolation ward of the GBP Hospital here in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll in the State to 94.

While the average positivity rate in the State stands at 3.86 percent, the recovery rate has come down to 67.88 percent.

According to a medical bulletin issued by the Health Department here today, there has been some improvement in the fatality rate, which now stands at 0.89 percent.

As the State is passing through a critical phase in the battle against COVID-19, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has called for a united fight against the virus.

�Total disrespect shown by people towards the COVID-19 guidelines has worsened the situation in the State. This tendency is more visible in the AMC area. While the State�s overall positivity rate is 3.86 percent, it has touched 21 percent in Agartala, which is alarming,� he said last night.

Deb said during the week-long survey to detect COVID-19 patients, as many as 12,000 health workers reached out to 9.50 lakh households.

As a precautionary measure, the government offices within the AMC area will run with 50 percent staff.

Deb said that asymptomatic patients should isolate themselves in home under medical attention, and they need not come to hospital for treatment.

�At present, over 1,500 asymptomatic patients are placed under home isolation and they will be given a compensation of Rs 1500 each,� he said.

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Agartala turns into COVID-19 hotspot with 21 pc positivity rate

AGARTALA, Aug 29 - The Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) area has recorded the highest positivity rate in Tripura at 21 percent.

Tripura is the second worst COVID-hit State in the Northeast.

As of August 25, out of 3,727 active cases in the State, Agartala alone accounts for 1,431 cases besides 46 fatalities.

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the State with 443 more people testing positive in the past 24 hours and most of these positive cases were reported from West district.

Five COVID-19 patients with comorbidities died at the COVID isolation ward of the GBP Hospital here in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll in the State to 94.

While the average positivity rate in the State stands at 3.86 percent, the recovery rate has come down to 67.88 percent.

According to a medical bulletin issued by the Health Department here today, there has been some improvement in the fatality rate, which now stands at 0.89 percent.

As the State is passing through a critical phase in the battle against COVID-19, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has called for a united fight against the virus.

�Total disrespect shown by people towards the COVID-19 guidelines has worsened the situation in the State. This tendency is more visible in the AMC area. While the State�s overall positivity rate is 3.86 percent, it has touched 21 percent in Agartala, which is alarming,� he said last night.

Deb said during the week-long survey to detect COVID-19 patients, as many as 12,000 health workers reached out to 9.50 lakh households.

As a precautionary measure, the government offices within the AMC area will run with 50 percent staff.

Deb said that asymptomatic patients should isolate themselves in home under medical attention, and they need not come to hospital for treatment.

�At present, over 1,500 asymptomatic patients are placed under home isolation and they will be given a compensation of Rs 1500 each,� he said.

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