AGARTALA, Aug 21 - Tripura has registered three more COVID-19 deaths during the past 24 hours. The total death toll has soared to 68, which is the second highest among the eight North Eastern States.
Meanwhile, 256 more positive cases were reported during this period. The total positive cases in Tripura have swelled to 8,091. As many as 5,640 patients have already recovered, while 2,380 patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals.
As of now, 3,656 persons have been put under surveillance, out of whom 206 people are under facility quarantine.
State Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath today said the fund meant for fighting COVID-19 has been exhausted as Tripura has witnessed over 8,000 positive cases since March this year. �The State has received Rs 74 crore from the Centre to tackle the disease so far, but the expenditure has gone beyond it. An amount of Rs 1.06 crore has been spent in excess to tackle the current situation,� he added.
In the next three months starting from September, a sum of Rs 60 crore will be required to handle COVID-19 in the State, Nath said, adding that there would, however, be no fund crisis to continue the battle against COVID-19.