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State records 10 new Covid-19 cases, health advisory soon


BY TC News Desk

Agartala: April 18. Amidst the heat waves condition in Tripura, the state has detected fresh as many as ten Covid-19 cases. Directorate of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine, Dr Radha Debbarma said that so far the health department could detect 10 covid-19 cases including five from Unakoti district, four from West District and one from North district which shares border with neighbour Assam and Mizoram.

“So far we have detected 10 Covid-19 cases from three districts of the state. Among them one person from North district have travel history to Maharashtra”, said Debbarma.She further said that as ten Covid positive cases were detected the health department has increased the testing of people coming from outside of the state.

“We have ramped up test to indentify the Covid positive cases. Our main target is to send all the positive patients to home isolation and if anyone having comorbidities then we will refer them to hospitals. Soon we will use mandatory of using of masks and social distancing should be maintained again”, she told this publication.

The doctor further informed that samples of all the patients have been collected and sent to Agartala Government Medical College for whole genome sequencing to ascertain the variant which has infected them.

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