The first COVID-19 positive patient of Tripura had been discharged officially today after three consecutive tests showing negative results. The female patient was under treatment at GB Hospital of Agartala, said Tripura Health Secretary Debasish Basu.
“The patient underwent three consecutive tests, all of which came out negative and now the patient would be kept under facility quarantine”, he told Inside Northeast.
Soon after that, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb also confirmed the recovery of the patient in his social media handles. “Glad to share that first #COVID19 positive patient of Tripura has been discharged today, as she has recovered & found negative in consecutive tests. She has been sent for institutional quarantine for 14 days under medical supervision at Udaipur”, the Chief Minister tweeted.
As of now, two persons have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Tripura. On April 10 last, Tripura reported its second case of the virus, which was detected in a TSR jawan. According to the health authorities, the person had travelled along with first COVID positive patient in a train.
According to the latest surveillance report, as many as 10,585 persons, including international travelers, have been quarantined in Tripura. 9,816 persons among them have already completed the 14 days observation period. Besides, total 361 samples have been collected and 337 samples have been tested including the two positive cases.
The Health secretary also stated that Asha workers would visit the houses of the persons who visited various Primary Health Centres and Community Health Centres from March. If any symptom is noticed in anyone of them, necessary arrangements would be done for testing, Basu said. State Surveillance Officer Dr. Deep Kumar Debbarma said the infected Tripura State Rifles Jawan was in camp quarantine since March 23 last. He said that the TSR Jawan, accompanied by a co-passenger reached Dharmanagar in Tripura Sundari Express at 10.30 PM on March 18 last. He had stayed the night at Dharmanagar after his arrival.
Next day, he went to the camp at Kanchanpur and joined his duty. On March 23 last, he visited Kanchanpur Hospital and informed the concerned medical officer and since then he was quarantined, the State Surveillance Officer said.
Meanwhile, Sikkim remains the only State in the NE region which is yet to report a single case of the COVID-19. The number of cases of the COVID-19 per state is as follows:
Arunachal Pradesh: 1
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