AGARTALA, Aug, 30 - Four More COVID-19 patients died in Tripura, while 443 new positive were cases detected in the State during the past 24 hours, according to official sources.
The death toll in the state has risen to 98, while overall COVID tally stands at 11,046, and more than 3,000 patients are undergoing treatment in various COVID care hospitals.
Of the total new infections, West Tripura district has witnessed the worst affected with 198 cases. While the average infection rate in the state is around 3.99 per cent, according to a medical bulletin issued by the Health department.
Worried over rapid infection in West Tripura district, especially in Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC), the Technical and Advisory Committee on COVID-19, appealed to asymptomatic patients to undergo home isolation instead of rushing to the government hospitals.
�Today, we had a meeting on the recent trend on pandemic. In the meeting, it appears West Tripura district has more coronavirus patients than other districts. The people must follow the government guidelines to break the chain of novel coronavirus,� said Prof Dr Sanjib Kumar Debbarma, one of the members of the panel.
While speaking to the media in the conference hall of AGMC, Debbarma said that in view of the rising cases of COVID in various parts of the State, people should be more careful. �The government has already taken steps to intensify COVID tests to trace and treat the patients. The asymptomatic patients should adopt home isolation instead of government hospitals�, said Dr Anjan Das.
Dr Damodhar Chatterjee said, �In case of home isolation, the patients will be given the phone numbers of nearby doctors so that they can contact for treatment�.
Meanwhile, the State government government is planning to go for another round of lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19 infection in West Tripura district. �It appears community transmission of novel coronavirus has already begun in the AMC area due to careless attitude of the people, for which we may go for another round of lockdown,� said a senior state government official.