AGARTALA, June 26 - Despite a spurt in COVID-19 cases, Tripura has witnessed a positive trend as far as recoveries are concerned. With 1,019 patients recovering so far, the recovery rate in the State has touched 80.62 per cent, which is far better than the national average of 53 per cent.
Tripura is among the top States of the country in terms of testing swab samples with an average of 14,757 tests per million population.
So far, the Health Department has tested 60,135 swab samples, of which 1,296 were found to be positive.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that 32 new COVID-19 cases were detected in six districts of Tripura on Thursday. With this, the number of active cases in the State has climbed to 269.
Among the newly infected persons, 24 have travel history and the rest contracted the disease after coming into contact with COVID-19 patients.
Altogether 122 COVID-19 patients were released from different COVID Care Centres on Thursday.
Addressing a rally at Jampuijala in Sepahijala district, Deb said the COVID-19 situation would have been much worse in Tripura if the Government had not increased the number of quarantine centres at the initial stage.
�The Government is committed to bring down the number of COVID-19 cases by conducting maximum tests on returnees. The persons who are scheduled to return to the State will have to undergo home quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of the disease,� the Chief Minister added.