4 new COVID-19 cases in Tripura, total rises to 198

Agartala, May 26 () Four more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura, taking the state's total to 198, officials said on Tuesday.

All the new cases were of people who have returned from Mumbai recently, they said.

Of the total 198 COVID-19 cases, 165 people have recovered so far while 33 are under treatment, the officials said.

Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday night tweeted "990 samples have been tested today in Tripura for COVID-19. Among them 4 persons found COVID19 positive. All of them have returned from Mumbai, Maharashtra by train. Advertisement

Meanwhile, a press statement from the state COVID-19 control room said that 16,349 out of 26,943 people who were placed under surveillance for coronavirus till date have completed their 14 days observation period and were discharged. At present 10,594 are currently under surveillance including 300 people in different quarantine centres across Tripura and 10,294 people under home quarantine. JOY RG RG

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