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COVID-19: No. of positive cases reached 102 in Manipur

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Imphal, June 3:

13 (thirteen) more persons - all returnee from outside the state, have been tested positive with Novel Coronavirus late yesterday night at VRDL of RIMS and JNIMS, a statement  from the State Health Dept, issued at 11. a.m. said.

The total number of persons tested with Novel Coronavirus now reached 102. So far 26 people with the virus have been tested negative and discharged. Present active case with the Novel Coronavirus is 76. All the persons testing positive are returnees from outside the state, who were quarantined at centers. They are kept for observation at COVID care center at RIMS, JNIMS and other district hospitals. So far none of the persons tested positive with the virus showed COVID-19 symptoms, said an inside source. 

The statement by Dr. Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang , Additional Director & Spokesperson of the Health Dept. Manipur said that 7 (seven) males and 6 (six) females  were confirmed as COVID-19 positive late yesterday night. Among these 2 were tested positive at VRDL of RIMS while 11 were tested positive at VRDL of JNIMS .  Of the 13 people testing positive, one is from Bishnupur district, another from Churachandpur, three from Senapati, two from Tamenglong , four from Tengnoupal and two from Ukhrul district. The first two and the two from Tamenglong district are returnees from Chennai. The three persons from Senapati are returnee from Mumbai while the four persons from Tengnoupal are returnee from Delhi.  All the persons testing positive have been shifted to COVID care facilities at RIMS and JNIMS, the health department statement said.

Meanwhile, 12 positive cases from RIMS were discharged after they were tested negative of the virus on two consecutive RT PCR tests at VRDL, RIMS. The total number of recovered case has reached 26.

Maheshwar Gurumayum

Maheshwar Gurumayum, Sub-Editor of Imphal Times is a resident of Sagolband Salam Leikai. He has been with Imphal Times since 2013. An avid adventure lover, writes mostly travelogue. He can be contacted at [email protected]

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