Imphal, June 4:
For the first time in the state of Manipur, a nurse working at Churachandpur district hospital with no travel history has been tested positive with Novel Coronavirus. The number of people tested with Coronavirus has reached 121 with 19 more people tested confirmed with the virus today.
A statement from the State Health Department released at 11 am today said that of the 19 confirmed cases, 13 were confirmed by the Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) and six were confirmed by VRDL at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS).
A total of 28 people have been recovered so far leaving the number of active positive case to 83.
Among them five are from Kangpokpi district, two from Churachandpur, three from Tengnoupal district, two each from Tamenglong and Kakching while one each from Imphal West, Chandel, Bishnupur, Kamjong and Thoubal. All those tested today are returnee from outside the state and also reported to be asymptomatic.
The total number of people confirmed with Coronavirus in India has reached 2,17,965. Total number of recovered persons is 1,04,242 leaving the number of active case to 1,07,621. The number of fatalities from COVID-19 has reached 6,091.
Meanwhile the Central Government today said that the recovery rate reached to 47.99 per cent in the country and the total number of recovered people from Coronavirus reached to 104107. During the last 24 hour, 3,804 people have been cured.
The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said 9304 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hour taking the total number of cases to two lakh 16,919 in the country. This is the highest spike in new cases in one day since the outbreak of the corona pandemic in India. During the last 24 hour, 260 deaths have been registered taking the nationwide toll to 6075. The fatality rate is 2.80 per cent.