Thoubal: At least 35 have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Thoubal district including a Pradhan of Lilong Atoukhong Gram Panchayat who tested positive for the novel virus on Thursday.
The positive case of the Pradhand comes after a Pradhan of Moijing Gram Panchayat had tested Covid-19 positive last Tuesday.
During a test at Thoubal District hospital where the Copvid-19 test is going on using Antigen Kits, 106 persons were tested of which 4 persons from Lilong tested positive including the Pradhan of Lilong Atoukhong Gram Panchayat on Thursday.
So far 756 persons who have been in contact with Covid-19 positive persons have been tested at the testing center at Thoubal District Hospital and among them 53 have been tested positive.
At present 20 persons are undergoing treatment at the isolation ward of Thoubal District Hospital and 88 persons at GNM School of Nursing.
On the other hand, at least 29 persons in Thoubal District were tested Covid-19 positive, among them 17 persons were tested at RIMS Hospital and 12 persons at Thoubal District Hospital and Moijing High School in the last 24 hours.
Another 2 persons from Moijing were also tested positive after testing at Babina Research Institutions in private and they have been kept at Covid Care Centre at Thoubal after picking up from their respective homes. Both are the children of one of the RIMS attended who was tested positive. Among the two, one of them is an employee of MU.
And among the 12 persons who were tested positive while testing on Wednesday at Thoubal, one female was from Thoubal Khunou and another female from Heirok. They got infected from their Husbands who are working as CRPF outside Manipur state.
And another 13 year old girl from Thoubal Wangmatabada was also tested positive on Wednesday after having contact with the GRS female who was tested positive of the same locality.
Meanwhile, District Magistrate Thoubal has announced a containment zone at 5 new areas of the Thoubal District on Thursday.
The newly announced containment zones are South block of Yairipok Police Station, Wangjing Police Outpost, Bright Brain Academy Lilong, Tangjeng Ningthou Flowers English School Thoubal and ground floor of YK College Wangjing.