After a fresh surge in Covid positive cases in different states of the country, Tripura on Tuesday
has also witnessed a little surge with detection of four positive cases in a day.
After months of halt, the state is detecting a few Covid cases and now the total active case rises to 9 from zero within the past one week.
Earlier, the central government has written to states cautioning against symptomatic and unvaccinated individuals travelling and participating in upcoming festive gatherings
and yatras; stating that in case adequate care isn’t taken the country will see yet another COVID surge after the current surge.
States have also been advised to strictly monitor epidemiological profile of admitted COVID patients and report the clinical manifestation to the Health Ministry, rather than a random or anecdotal reporting.
“This will help to identify at an early stage any out-of-the-ordinary or different clinical presentation of the patients,” said Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday while asking states to maintain a constant vigil in pockets showing surge during the past few weeks.
Health department sources said that after conducting Covid tests to 442 persons through Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and RT-PCR, four positive cases were detected in the past 24-hours, no death in the same period.
Sources added that after surge positive cases, the Health department is now monitoring the situation and has taken surveillance steps as suggested by the Union Health ministry.
Health department sources added that as per advice, hospitals were also advised to scan for and report all influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infections cases from all district hospitals private hospitals and medical colleges across the state, and keep a close watch on the patients with travel history.