Tripura on May 6 reported 22 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total count in the state to 64.

All the new cases were reported from Border Security Force’s 138th Battalion headquartered at Ambassa in Dhalai district of Tripura.

Chief Minister Biplab Deb on May 6 late evening informed that among the new cases, 18 were males, one female and three children.

“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),” he tweeted.

Dhalai district has already been declared as a red zone. Jawaharnagar and the 3-km radius around it along with BSF’s Gandacherra base camp and Kareena Border Outpost in the district were marked as containment zones.

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