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Tripura COVID-19 toll surges to 78

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AGARTALA, Aug 25 - Six more COVID-19 patients, including a seven-year-child, died and 293 people tested positive in Tripura during the past 24 hours.

The State�s virus death toll has surged to 78, while the total caseload has reached 9,195. The number of active cases currently stands at 2,700. In all the three critical segments � deaths, infections and active cases � Tripura is the second worst-hit State in the North East after Assam.

While the fatality rate has increased from 0.84 per cent to 0.88 per cent within 24 hours, the recovery has come down from 72.87 per cent to 72.05. The positivity rate stays at 3.65 per cent.

Medical experts today admitted that the situation in Tripura is really alarming. �If the current situation continues, community transmission will be inevitable which may be the worst thing for the State. We are working on a war footing to contain the infections as much as possible,� said Dr Tapan Majumder, who is the head of the Microbiology Department of the Agartala Government Medical College.

�We thought that antigen tests would be able to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the State, but they have not yielded the expected results. Now the Government plans to check the antibody level of individuals. This will likely start from September 15,� he said.

Dr Majumder urged the people to follow the COVID-19 guidelines strictly to break the chain of transmission. �It is for sure that the vaccine will be available next year. Therefore, precaution is the key to preventing COVID-19. Even a small mistake could prove fatal,� he said.

Not only common people, even doctors, nurses and other medical staff have also been exposed to the highly infectious virus. �In Tripura, 70 doctors have already been inflicted by COVID-19 and 26 nurses have also tested positive so far,� he pointed out.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb held a meeting with medical experts to review the current COVID-19 situation in the State.

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Tripura COVID-19 toll surges to 78

AGARTALA, Aug 25 - Six more COVID-19 patients, including a seven-year-child, died and 293 people tested positive in Tripura during the past 24 hours.

The State�s virus death toll has surged to 78, while the total caseload has reached 9,195. The number of active cases currently stands at 2,700. In all the three critical segments � deaths, infections and active cases � Tripura is the second worst-hit State in the North East after Assam.

While the fatality rate has increased from 0.84 per cent to 0.88 per cent within 24 hours, the recovery has come down from 72.87 per cent to 72.05. The positivity rate stays at 3.65 per cent.

Medical experts today admitted that the situation in Tripura is really alarming. �If the current situation continues, community transmission will be inevitable which may be the worst thing for the State. We are working on a war footing to contain the infections as much as possible,� said Dr Tapan Majumder, who is the head of the Microbiology Department of the Agartala Government Medical College.

�We thought that antigen tests would be able to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the State, but they have not yielded the expected results. Now the Government plans to check the antibody level of individuals. This will likely start from September 15,� he said.

Dr Majumder urged the people to follow the COVID-19 guidelines strictly to break the chain of transmission. �It is for sure that the vaccine will be available next year. Therefore, precaution is the key to preventing COVID-19. Even a small mistake could prove fatal,� he said.

Not only common people, even doctors, nurses and other medical staff have also been exposed to the highly infectious virus. �In Tripura, 70 doctors have already been inflicted by COVID-19 and 26 nurses have also tested positive so far,� he pointed out.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb held a meeting with medical experts to review the current COVID-19 situation in the State.

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