The number of COVID-19 cases in Tripura has increased to 841 after 38 more persons tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.

All positive patients hail from the state’s Sepahijala district and have recently returned from Chennai by train.

“38 people found COVID-19 positive in Tripura out of 1,480 samples tested. All of them are from Sepahijala District and have returned from Chennai by train,” Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb had tweeted late on Monday.

A statement issued by the COVID-19 cell of the state government said, so far 37,453 samples have been tested of which 36,612 were found negative and the rest 841 turned out positive.

So far, 38,805 people were kept under surveillance, of which 26,854 have completed 14 days observation, and 11,224 people were kept under home quarantine and 727 people are placed under institutional quarantine.

Meanwhile, with the increase in cases of COVID-19 in Tripura, the state has declared 30 locations as containment zones.

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