Covid-19 catastrophe: Tripura records good recovery rate

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb rules out possibility of total lockdown in State for now

While the Tripura government has laid emphasis on vaccination of a maximum number of people at the shortest possible time, the entry of Double Mutant (Indian variant), UK and South African strains brought a new challenge before the health officials as these strains are more powerful than the previous ones.
The health experts believe that there was nothing to panic but they suggested the people take extra precautions to fight back the COVID19.
However, the vaccination of more than 90 per cent of health and frontline workers had already been achieved till last week while a target was set to vaccinate all the left-out people having age groups of 45 to 60 by this week.
Besides, the Tripura Government had already placed an order for doses required for vaccinating people between the age groups of 18 to 44.
Around 14 lakh doses had already been administered in the state so far. According to the latest report, the number of active cases had already crossed the 2,500 mark till Monday.
However, the good sign amid a huge load of new cases was that the recovery rate remained 92 per cent following the proper management and dedicated service being delivered by the healthcare staff.
According to the latest report, the number of active cases had already crossed the 2500 mark till Monday.
As per the latest media bulletin, tests of as many as 3460 samples were conducted on Monday-- 2330 in RAT and 1130 in RTPCR. Among them, 133 samples were tested positive while four more deaths were reported.
Tripura map
Image: Tripura map
Tripura had so far recorded 408 deaths due to COVID-19 since the beginning. In the meantime, the state government had already initiated special antigen test centres in some pockets of West Tripura district where most of the new cases were being reported.
The special antigen tests started on Monday were being carried out at those Agartala Municipal Corporation areas where the positivity rate was high. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday made it clear that a full lockdown was not imminent in Tripura as the situation was well "under control".
Speaking to the media, he said, " the COVID19 situation in Tripura is well under control. The full lockdown is not needed for the time being."
"While a night curfew is already in force, the government, if necessary, will go for micromanagement like containment zone in those areas where the number of positive cases is high," Deb said.
The Chief Minister came out with this statement after visiting the newly introduced Hapania Covid Care Centre in Agartala on Friday.

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