Tripura has registered 38 more COVID19 positive cases, taking the state’s overall tally to 841.
Confirming the news, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a tweet at 9.51 pm on Monday said a total of 1,480 samples were tested in the state on Monday for COVID19, out of which 38 were found positive.
The chief minister informed that all the infected patients are from the Sepahijala district.
The infected patients are returnees, who arrived in the state recently from Chennai by train, the chief minister informed.
“38 people found COVID-19 #POSITIVE in Tripura out of 1480 samples tested. All of them are from Sepahijala District and have returned from Chennai by train,” chief minister Deb said.
On Sunday, Tripura registered 53 COVID19 positive cases, taking the tally to 803 while the state reported the first case of death due to coronavirus infection.
Chief minister Deb in a tweet on Sunday night said 1,153 samples were tested in the state on Sunday, out of which 53 were found positive for COVID19.
On Monday, COVID19 positive cases in India crossed 2.56 lakh amid increasing relaxations allowed by the government following an over two-month nationwide lockdown.
More than 7,135 people have died of COVID19 infection so far in the country.
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) June 8, 2020