Another BJP MLA in Tripura has tested positive for COVID19.
The infected BJP MLA is Ashish Kumar Saha, who represents Town Bardowali constituency under West Tripura district.
The COVID19 test report of the MLA came out on Saturday night.
Along with Saha, four MLAs of the ruling parties in Tripura have been infected by COVID19.
Earlier, BJP MLA Rampada Jamatia, IPFT MLA Dhananjay Tripura and BJP MLA Mimi Majumder were infected by the virus.
MLAs Rampada Jamatia and Dhananjay Tripura have returned home after recovery.
According to the bulletin, issued by the state health department on Saturday night, 3 more people have died of COVID19 in the last 24 hours.
The total number of deaths recorded in Tripura so far is 97.
A total of 447 more people were infected by COVID19 in Tripura on Saturday.
With the new infections, the total number of COVID19 positive cases registered in the state stands at 11,326.
In the last three days since Thursday, a total of 1,399 new COVID19 positive cases have been recorded in Tripura.
In these three days, an average of 466 people is infected by COVID19 in Tripura per day.
The COVID19 positivity rate in the state now stands at 4.10%.
On Friday, the positivity rate stood at 3.86%.
The mortality rate in the state stands at 0.86%.
Tripura currently has 3,529 active COVID19 cases.
Chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday has said in case of COVID19 pandemic, the situation is worst in areas under the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC).
The positivity rate in nine wards of the AMC is more than 20%.
The chief minister has announced that the family members of those patients, who have died of COVID19 infection, will be given financial assistance of Rs 3 lakh in the first installment for the time being.