AGARTALA, Aug 17 - Altogether, 13 persons have succumbed to Covid-19 infection over the past three days, thus taking the total number of fatalities to 59 in Tripura and obviously sparking fear psychosis among the people.
Among the four deaths reported yesterday, two were from West Tripura district and one each from Gomati and Khowai districts, while all the victims have history of life threatening diseases like high diabetic, kidney, liver and other co-morbidities.
The total Covid infection has now reached 7,204 with 143 fresh cases during the past 24 hours. So far, Tripura, which is the second- worst Covid-hit state in the North East has reported 7,204 Covid-19 cases, while a total of 5, 286 patients have recovered from the viral infection. However, three Covid-19 patients have till date committed suicide. The state presently has a total number of 1,856 active cases.
Altogether, 190 persons were in institutional quarantine centres and another 3,622 persons were in home quarantine till yesterday. The total Containment Zones in the state went down to 149 from 162, but fear among the general people has been continuing due to detection of some positive cases.
With deaths and infections spiralling with every passing day, the Health Department officials are literally worried over the deteriorating Covid situation.
�It is indeed a matter of concern due to fatality and infection among the people who have no travel history. Over 9 lakh households were covered by a drive that had detected some positive cases. But overall, the situation is alarming,� a senior health official said here today.
Side by side, the official said the state is in a better position in key segments, namely positivity rate, recovery rate, mortality rate and test per million.
�The state�s positivity rate stands at 3.17 percent while the recovery rate is 74.86 percent and mortality rate is only 0.84, which is not even one percent. As far as per million test is concerned, Tripura is among the best-performing states with 54,926,� he pointed out.
The official underlined the need for adherence to Covid-19 guideline as much as possible to prevent or keep infection under control. �If social distancing and mask is not used, then novel coronavirus will continue to spread its wing,� he added.