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The COVID-19 tally in Tripura increased to 26,552 on Saturday as 190 more people tested positive for the virus, a Health Department official said.

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 286 with six more people succumbing to the disease, he said.

West Tripura district, of which State capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 156 of the 280 COVID-19 deaths, the official said.

Tripura currently has 5,369 active coronavirus cases, while 20,874 people have recovered from the disease. Twenty-three patients have migrated to other States, the official said.

At least 301 patients were discharged from the GB Pant Hospital, the main referral hospital for the COVID-19 patients on Friday after they were cured of the disease, he said.

A total of 3,96,416 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the State so far.

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