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Tripura COVID-19 Death Toll raised to 323 : No step taken to compensate the deceased families yet
TIWN Oct 17, 2020
Tripura COVID-19 Death Toll raised to 323 : No step taken to compensate the deceased families yet
PHOTO : Tripura CM Biplab Deb (File Photo)

AGARTALA, Oct 17 (TIWN) At least 162 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Friday, pushing the tally in the state to 29,193 a health department official said. The death-toll has raised to 323 with four more persons succumbing to the infection. West Tripura district, of which state capital Agartala is a part, has accounted for 171 of the 320 COVID-19 deaths.Tripura currently has 3,108 active coronavirus cases, while 25,742 people have recovered from the disease. Twenty- three patients have migrated to other states. But so far no step has been taken to compensate the deceased family members whereas the State Govt had promised to compensate Rs. 10 lakhs to front line workers and Rs. 4 lakhs for the rest. No clarification has come in this matter yet.

Altogether 371 patients were on Thursday discharged from G B Pant hospital, the main referral facility for the COVID-19 patients in the state.  As many as 4,26,748 samples have been tested for the disease in the northeastern state so far, he added. 

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