AGARTALA, Aug 8 - One more person died of COVID-19 and 128 new infections were detected during the past 24 hours in Tripura, while the State Government has decided to enhance healthcare facilities to deal with the situation more effectively.
Till date the State has recorded 37 COVID-19 deaths and the fatality rate stands at 0.63 percent. The positivity and recovery rates are 3.04 per cent and 71.63 per cent respectively, a medical bulletin from the Tripura Health Department said.
So far, Tripura has registered 6,035 positive cases, of which 1,857 are still undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, a telemedicine service has been introduced at the dedicated COVID treatment centre in the GB Pant Hospital here. Doctors will use the facility for better treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Besides, all COVID treatment centres and COVID care centres will get a dedicated phone to update the relatives of the patients about their health status between 3 pm and 4 pm on a daily basis. Each COVID care centre will also have a help desk.
Tripura West MP Pratima Bhoumik today said that the Biplab Kumar Deb Government is committed to providing better treatment to the COVID-19 patients.
�Each COVID care centre will have CCTVs,� she said.
Meanwhile, 12 doctors have been appointed on a temporary basis to overcome the shortage of physicians in government-run hospitals. Steps have also been taken to recruit nurses.
Sources said the State witnessed a steep rise in COVID-19 cases during the week-long COVID survey. Of the total 10 lakh households in the State, the survey covered nine lakh households, leading to a spike in the positive cases.
A total of 1,94,005 persons underwent COVID-19 test and 6,035 cases have been detected so far in Tripura.