A two-day old baby who had tested positive for Covid-19 died at a hospital in Tripura’s capital Agartala, a state health department official said on Sunday. This is the youngest Covid-patient died in the state.

The baby was born on Thursday at Agartala Government Medical College ( AGMC). She was diagnosed to have been born with perforated trachea and an incomplete excretory system, said the official.

“ The mother of the baby was tested Covid-19 positive and that’s why swab of the new-born was tested and the report came positive. The baby died on Saturday,” he said.

A 62-year-old Covid-19 positive man also died on Saturday. He had been hospitalised on July 31 after he had a heart attack.

The state has so far reported 5,251 Covid-19 patients of whom 3,463 have recovered.

The death toll due to coronavirus disease is now 23 and another two died by suicide.

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