Deceased joint secretary of Tripura finance department Sudhakar Shinde. Image: Northeast Now

Sudhakar Shinde, a young and a dynamic IAS officer of Tripura succumbed to COVID-19 infection on Friday.

The deceased officer was holding the charge of joint Secretary of the state finance department.

He died in Aurangabad in Maharashtra.

Shinde went to Maharastra in his house for a holiday, where he tested positive for COVID-19.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb condoled the demise of the officer and he also spoke to his bereaved family.

Shinde was an IAS of the 2015 batch Tripura cadre and he was a compassionate, down to earth human being and an efficient officer.

Meanwhile, the state health department informed that two more persons succumbed to COVID-19 on Friday, taking the overall death tally to 310.

The state fatality rate is 1.11 per cent and the recovery rate is 85.05 per cent.

A total of 223 people tested positive for the infection in the state on the day.

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