245 more tested positive for COVID-19

Imphal: In Manipur, in the past 24 hours till Saturday 5 pm 223 persons from general population and 12 personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPT) were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases.

The positive cases were from JNIMS (14), RIMS (31), Imphal West (51), Churachandpur (6), Bishnupur (5), Imphal Hospital (1), IRL (1), Escent Diagnostics (1), Kakching (5), Raj Medicity (10), Imphal East (9), RD Wing (1), Tengnoupal (1), Thoubal (34), Shija Hospital (12), CMC (1), Hillside (1), Tamenglong (31), Mother’s Care (1), Advance Hospital (2), Samaritan Hospital (1), Babina Diagnostics (12), Chandel (6), Senapati (5) and Jivan Hospital (3).

All were locals without any significant travel history. They were being shifted to the COVID care facilities. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing were in place, COVID-19 common control room said.

During the 24 hours six persons aged 79 years (female, Imphal East), 53 years (male, Imphal West), 72 years (female, Imphal East), 75 years (female, Imphal East), 82 years (male, Imphal West) and 46 years (male, Kangpokpi) expired at RIMS, Shija Hospital and the remaining four at JNIMS respectively.

The cumulative number of deaths was 138.

The total number of discharged persons was 157, the control room said.

The cumulative number of positive cases was 17,022 (general population – 14.316 and central security personnel – 2,706). The number of active cases was 4,165 (general population – 3,861 and central security Personnel -304). The recovery rate was 74.72 percent.

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