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Tripura COVID-Cases crossed 10,000
TIWN Aug 30, 2020
Tripura COVID-Cases crossed 10,000
PHOTO : COVID-19 management in Agartala. TIWN File Photo.

AGARTALA, Aug 30 (TIWN): Tripura recorded its highest single-day spike of 509 cases on Friday, which pushed its tally to 10,436, a health department official said. The death toll, too, rose to 89 with four more people succumbing to the infection, he added.

Tripura has started classes on open grounds for students of government schools who don't have access to online lessons amid the coronavirus pandemic. Only five students are allowed in a class, and wearing masks and keeping social distancing are a must.

Till Saturday, 7,232 people recovered from coronavirus in the state. There are 3,529 active cases and close to 100 deaths so far. Tripura has logged over 10,000 cases so far.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who also holds the Health Department, said that the coronavirus crisis in the Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) areas is extremely alarming with a positivity rate of 21 per cent. Around five lakh people reside in these areas.

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