Tripura has registered 16 more COVID19 positive cases taking the state total to 151.
Confirming the news, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kr Deb said all the infected patients are from the 86th Battalion of the Border Security Force (BSF).
The 86th Battalion of the BSF is located at Ambassa in Dhalai district of Tripura.
The infected patients include 1 BSF official, 6 females, and 9 children.
Chief minister Deb informed that with the new cases, the number of active cases in Tripura has increased to 148.
Earlier, two COVID19 patients, including a civilian and a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) jawan, were discharged from hospitals in the state after their recovery.
The chief minister said two COVID19 patients have been transferred from the state.
He also said 75 samples from the 3rd Battalion of BSF were sent for COVID19 test, but all reports were found negative.
We are conducting max number of tests. 75 Samples from 3rd-Bn BSF tested but all reports are NEGATIVE.
? Total active cases:148
? Transferred out:02
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) May 10, 2020