Thirty person including 25 BSF personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Friday, taking the number of novel coronavirus cases in the state to 118, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.
Except one all the fresh cases were reported in the 86th battalion headquarters of the BSF located at Ambassa in Dhalai district, he said.
“ALERT ! 30 persons found #COVID19 POSITIVE in Tripura today. 25 persons from 86th-Bn #BSF, 4 family members from 138th-Bn #BSF & 1 truck driver. Total #COVID19 patients in Tripura now stands: 118 Active cases: 116 Discharged: 02 Stay Safe !#TripuraCovid19Count,” chief minister Deb tweeted on Friday night.
?Total #COVID19 patients in Tripura now stands: 118
?Active cases: 116
Stay Safe !#TripuraCovid19Count
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) May 8, 2020
Earlier, 86 personnel of the BSF’s 138th battalion headquarters, located near that of the 86th battalion, had tested positive for COVID-19.
Of the 116 COVID-19 patients, two have recovered.
Dhalai district has been declared a ”red zone” and three locations, including the headquarters of the 138th battalion of the BSF, a camp at Gandacherra village and the Kareena border outpost have been converted to containment zones.