IMPHAL: The state’s total tally of COVID-19 cases has climbed to 500 on Tuesday with 10 more persons testing positive for the virus in the last 24 hours.
According to a statement issued by Additional Director Health Department and COVID-19 Common Control Room Spokesperson Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang in late evening, the 10 fresh individuals were tested positive for the contagion when their samples were tested at RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences) and JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science), Porompat. 6 cases were detected for the virus at JNIMS lab and 4 cases at RIMS lab. Of them, Senapati reported 6 cases and Imphal West reported 4. All the patients have been shifted to COVID care centres.
The health condition of the patients are stable and health authority is taking up all necessary preventive and control measures like containment and contact tracing, added the statement.
COVID 19 is a novel disease and new facts are emerging almost weekly. All frontline workers need skills up-gradation through proper training and discipline. Till date, State COVID 19 Training Team has trained 522 MedicaI Officers, 917 Staff Nurses. 349 Allied Health Care Providers, 902 Auxiliary Nurse Midwives and 1573 Accredited Social Health Activists, it added.
Although the Health department in its press release did not reveal the travel history and address of the 10 individuals who tested for the virus, it is stated that they are returnees from different states.
8 patients were tested negative in the second consecutive test and as such they have been discharged from JNIMS and RIMS today thereby reducing the total active cases to 341 on Tuesday. State’s total count of recovered cases stands at 159 patients.
Of the 341 active COVID-19 cases, 102 patients are currently undergoing treatment at RIMS COVID care centre while 130, 34 and 75 others are being treated at JNIMS, District Hospital Bishnupur, and UNACCO School, Meitram respectively.
403 samples were tested at RIMS lab today and 4 samples turned out to be positive for COVID-19. 662 samples were tested at JNIMS lab and 6 samples were found positive for the contagion.
Altogether 27,523 samples have been tested in the state so far. 15,055 persons are currently in different Community Quarantine centres while 5906 persons in Government quarantine centres.