DHARAMSALA, 27 Aug: The COVID- 19 Task Force of the Central Tibetan Administration(CTA) reported 36 new COVID-19 positive cases and 2 deaths among exiled Tibetans in India in the past week.
A total of 55 exiled Tibetans tested positive for the COVID-19 in the last week while 2 elderly Tibetans have passed away due to the infection after tests were conducted on 1315 Tibetans from 3 different Tibetan settlements in Nepal and 13 Tibetan settlements in India,” Tenzin Dolkar from the CTA’s health department said during the committee’s weekly briefing.
Of the lot, the oldest one is 94-years old and the youngest, a 2 years old child.
She further stated that a total of 1,153 exiled Tibetans from 15 Tibetan settlements in India and 6 from Nepal were under quarantine this week. While 799 of them are under home quarantine, another 354 are under institutional quarantine.
The tally now stands at 6,171 COVID-19 positive cases to date out of which 5,932 have recovered while 148 people have succumbed with 91 active cases.
The committee announced at the briefing that 21,431 Tibetans in India are fully vaccinated while 28,379 have received the first dose.
A total of 3,078 exiled Tibetans in Nepal are fully vaccinated while 637 have received the first jab.
Though the cases have been dropping now, the committee urged Tibetans to exercise continue to exercise caution and not let their guards down.
Last week, the committee reported 55 new COVID-19 positive cases and 2 deaths among exiled Tibetans in India.