Tripura's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,186 with 27 new cases

Agartala, June 20 (PTI): Tripura reported 27 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the state''s tally to 1,186, officials said on Saturday.

A total of 657 people have recovered, reducing the number of active cases in the state to 529, they said.


"Out of 1,279 samples tested for COVID-19, 27 people found positive. The count includes South Dist: 19, Gomati Dist: 3, West Dist: 3, Unokoti Dist: 2," Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted.


Tripura has been witnessing a rise in the number coronavirus cases days after it was declared free from the disease in late April.


"... Our State has become Corona free. I request everyone to maintain Social distancing and follow Government guidelines. Stay Home Stay Safe," the chief minister had tweeted on April 23.