22 BSF personnel test positive for COVID-19 in Tripura

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Published: May 7,2020 03:45 PM
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May 7, 2020: Tripura on Wednesday recorded 22 fresh cases of COVID-19 positive from a BSF camp in Ambassa Dhalai district, taking the state's tally to 64.

May 7, 2020: Tripura on Wednesday recorded 22 fresh cases of COVID-19 positive from a BSF camp in Ambassa Dhalai district, taking the state's tally to 64.



On Monday, 10 BSF personnel tested positive and the wife and two children of a trooper tested positive.



Fourteen cases were reported from the 138th battalion of the BSF on Saturday and Sunday.



The new COVID-19 cases all from 138th battalion of Border Security Force at Ambasa in Dhalai district, about 100 km from Agartala.



Earlier in April, two Covid-19 positive patients in the state had recovered.



Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted, "Alert! 22 persons from 138th-Bn #BSF Ambassa found #COVID19 POSITIVE today including 18 Male, 1 Female, 3 Children. Total #COVID19 POSITIVE cases in Tripura stands at 64 (2 already discharged, so active cases : 62) Don't Panic, Govt is working vigilantly.



#TripuraCOVID19Count."



The 12 personnel who had tested positive for the virus on Sunday are being treated at the state's GB Hospital, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said in a tweet.