Agartala, Jul 28 (PTI) Tripura''s COVID-19 tally breached the 4,000-mark on Tuesday after 147 more people tested positive for the infection, officials said.
West Tripura district reported 40 fresh cases, Sepahijala 41, Gomati 22, Khowai 12, North Tripura 18, Dhalai nine, South Tripura district three and Unakoti two, they said.
Of the total 4,067 COVID-19 patients in the state, 2,467 have recovered and 18 migrated to other states.
The number of active cases in the state stands at 1,565 and fatalities at 17, they said.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a tweet on Monday night said, "Alert ~147 People found COVID-19 POSITIVE out of 4027 samples tested".
Deb in another tweet said, "Happy to share that 93 COVID-19 patients have been discharged today from various District CCCs & DCHs after their test results came negative."
The chief minister, who also holds the health portfolio, thanked people of the state for their "spontaneous response" to a three-day complete lockdown that came into effect on Monday to contain the spread of COVID- 19.
"I thank all the people of Tripura for their spontaneous response on the first day of three-day lockdown announced by the government to contain the spread of COVID19. I also appreciate the efforts of COVID-19 warriors and entire administration," Deb wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, a week-long door-to-door survey started from Monday morning to identify COVID-19 patients in the state. Health workers screened a total of 1,59,854 houses and collected 2,271 samples on the first day.
"Among them, 90 people have been found COVID-19 positive," the chief minister said.
He also appreciated the service of the healthcare workers for carrying out the survey.
"Our Healthcare workers never Give Up their spirit & are keeping the fight against COVID19 one step ahead. Kudos to the efforts of Asha & Anganwadi workers who are visiting houses for COVID19 survey in remote areas despite of bad weather & poor road condition caused by heavy rains," Deb tweeted. PTI JOY RG DPB