COVID-19: CTA reports 87 positive cases over the past week, tally at 464 active case

Dr Tsering Tsamchoe during the weekly briefing. Image: Screengrab.

DHARAMSALA, 6 Nov: The Covid- 19 Task Force of the Central Tibetan Administration,  previously known as the Tibetan government in exile has reported 87 new Covid-19 positive cases among exiled Tibetans in India over the past week.

Dr Tsering Tsamchoe said during the committee’s weekly briefing on Thursday that from the reported cases among Tibetan exiles, Mundgod recorded the highest case at 34 followed by Ladakh with 24 cases, Bylakuppe with 15 cases, Delhi with 4 cases, Chauntra with 3 cases, 2 each from Dharamshala and Mainpat and a lone case from Dehradun.

Though it marks a significant drop compared with the week before that saw 160 new cases, Dr Tsamchoe called on Tibetans to not let their guards down and continue to exercise caution amidst reports of the possible second wave of deadly China originated pandemic, the spread of which she said the climatic change will only aggravate.

The Secretary of the CTA’s Health Department, Tenzin Kunsang who addressed the briefing also called on Tibetans to follow safety guidelines issued by the department.

The committee further reported at its weekly briefing that a 57-year-old male from Chauntra passed away due to coronavirus. 

The tally is now at 1031 positive cases so far, 464 active cases, 23 deaths, and 544 recoveries. 

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