Tripura on Tuesday registered 4 more COVID19 positive cases taking the state’s total count to 171.
All of the infected patients are returnees from Chennai, who arrived in the state on Monday by a train.
A Shramik Special passenger train from Chennai arrived in Agartala on Monday.
On Tuesday, a total of 850 samples were tested for COVID19, out of which results of 4 samples were found positive.
Confirming about the new cases registered in the state, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted at night on Tuesday: “850 samples have been tested for #COVID19 today and among them 4 persons found POSITIVE.”
“All four #COVID19 patients have returned from Chennai and are now under treatment.”
The chief minister said: “We are committed to ensure your safety. Stay safe!”
With the new cases, Tripura currently has 55 COVID19 active cases.
Out of the total 171 COVID19 cases registered in Tripura, there are two migrated cases while 116 patients have been discharged from the hospitals after their recovery.
Most of the COVID19 patients registered in the state are jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) and their family members.
According to the Union health ministry website on COVID19, a total of 18,599 passengers who have returned to Tripura have been screened.
850 samples have been tested for #COVID19 today and among them 4 persons found POSITIVE.
All four #COVID19 patients have returned from Chennai and are now under treatment.
We are committed to ensure your safety. Stay safe!#TripuraCOVID19Count
— Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) May 19, 2020