Two Border Security Force troopers and two civilians succumbed to complications related to COVID-19 in Tripura in the past 24 hours on August 9. The death toll due to COVID-19 has increased to 41 in the state.
In Tripura, more than 700 BSF personnel have already been infected with COVID-19 so far.
The first death was of a 52-year-old from 133 Bn, who was posted in Lal Tilla border outpost in West Tripura and was ill since July 28. The official was taken to a local PHC, where his sample was tested positive. He was shifted to a COVID care centre (CCC) on the same day. He was referred to Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC).
Reports claimed the jawan who hailed from Mainpuri district in Uttar Pradesh, was put under ventilation since August 7 and succumbed to the virus on August 8. “The deceased had returned from leave on May 30 and was placed under quarantine at 133 Bn headquarters in Nalkata,” an official said.
The second death was of a 51-year-old who was posted in 80 Bn BSF in Teliamura under Khowai district. The patient was taken at a private hospital on August 8 where his sample was tested through a rapid antigen test kit. The BSF personnel was later shifted to AGMC and died at night.
According to reports, one among them was suffering from co-morbid conditions including kidney problems.
Two more deaths were also reported in the state in last 24 hrs that included a 40-year-old woman in Masterpara of Agartala and a
45-year-old businessman of Teliamura. While the lady died in the hospital, the man expired on the way to the hospital.
The total COVID positive cases rose to 6164 in Tripura with 1988 active cases.