Imphal, May 16:
The graph of the COVID-19 cases in Manipur is rising with the arrival of the stranded Manipuris from outside the state in the last couple of days. With two more new positive cases of COVID -19 today, the number of active positive COVID -19 cases in Manipur reached 4 today.
Two more new cases have been detected at State Level Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory of RIMS, Imphal today. Both the patients hailed from Moreh town in Tengnoupal district and were returning from Mumbai. The two patients reached Manipur on May 14 and have been lodged at IIIT Mantripukhri for quarantine.
Earlier, a patient from Kairang Khomidok in Imphal East who return from Mumbai was tested positive on May 14. Following him another 21 years old girl from Kamjong district, who returned from Kolkata and had undergone quarantine at NIT Takyel, was tested positive yesterday (May 15). Today among 8 persons who have been tested at RIMS’s State Level Viral Research & Diagnostic Laboratory, 2 persons from Moreh who had returned from Mumbai have been tested positive.
Both the positive cases detected today are mother and son, were returning from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
The first COVID-19 positive case in Manipur was detected on March 24. And the 2nd was detected few days later. Both the positive cases were discharged after being tested negative. Following that Manipur has been declared COVID-19 Free State in the country. COVID-19 positive cases so far detected in the state reach 6, even as active cases stand at 4.
It is likely that the number of COVID-19 cases will climb up in the state with many more returning from the red zone area of the country.
- Published in News