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Tripura has recorded the highest Covid-19 death rate in the region, Union health ministry has revealed.

According to the health ministry data, Sikkim recorded 1.03% death rate followed by Meghalaya with 0.79%, Manipur (0.63%), Assam (0.35%), Nagaland (0.28%), Arunachal Pradesh (0.18%) while Mizoram has no death so far.

Out of Tripura’s Covid-19 tally of 21,507, the death toll stands at 239. Two other patients died by suicide. The positivity rate in the state stands at 6.09% compared to the national positivity rate (8.01%) while the recovery rate is 68.83%.

The state is conducting 88,334 tests per million, according to the state government’s data.

Among the eight districts, West district is the worst affected in terms of fresh Covid-19 cases and deaths, according to the latest report of the state government.

Agartala that falls in the West District has 70% of the positive cases.

Barely a week ago, an analysis by the West District administration found that massive social functions including more than 3,000 wedding ceremonies, religious festivals and political rallies between August 9 and August 26 emerged were the main reasons for the spurt of Covid-19 cases in the district.

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