Manipur’s COVID-19 cases cross 1k mark

Newmai News Network

IMPHAL |June 25

Manipur reported 86 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of the people infected with the virus to 1056 on Thursday.


The 86 fresh cases were confirmed during the testing of 1,776 samples collected from the returnees  and lodging at different quarantine centres across the state.


As many as 45,253 samples have so far been tested for the virus in the two level VRDLs in the State.


With these fresh cases, the COVID-19 infections tally of the state rose to 1056 with 705 active cases and 354 recoveries. 


Meanwhile, 26 patients were discharged on Thursday-five of them from COVID care facility at Churachandpur district hospital, 16 from COVID Care Centre at UNNANCO School and 10 from RIMS hospital.


The recovery rate in the state is 33.52 percent, COVID-19 Common Control Room said.


Meanwhile, a total of 14,601 returnees from other States are currently staying at different quarantine centres across the State, waiting for their test results.


Among them 3,556 are in the government quarantine centres, 10,595 in community quarantine centres and 450 at paid quarantine centres. 


Meanwhile, speaking at a media sensitisation cum workshop on COVID-19 held at the auditorium of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Imphal on Thursday, Additional Director of Health department Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, who is also the spokesperson of the department, said that there is no locally transmitted case of COVID-19 in the State till date.


He also said that there will be no community transmission of the pandemic in the state so far as the COVID-19 protocols and guidelines of the ICMR are strictly followed by the people. He added that the people also need to follow strictly the advisories of the pandemic provided by the state Health department.


The officer then cautioned that once community transmission started it will be hard to contain the pandemic in a State like Manipur where there is a poor medical infrastructure.


He further said that even though people of the State took utmost care at the earlier stage when there were a few positive cases, they now appeared to be complacent when there is a rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in the State.