IMPHAL: State’s total tally of COVID-19 positive cases has climbed to 606 on Thursday with 54 more persons testing positive 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 54 fresh individuals were tested positive for the contagion when their samples were tested at JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science), Porompat. 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.
Although the Health department in its press release did not reveal the travel history and address of the individuals who tested for the virus, it was stated that they are returnees from different states.
7 patients were tested negative in the second consecutive test and as such they have been discharged from JNIMS today thereby reducing the total active cases to 407. State’s total count of recovered cases stands at 199 patients and the recovery rate is 32.83.
Of the 407 active COVID-19 cases, 69 patients are currently undergoing treatment at RIMS COVID care centre while 137, 34 and 167 others are being treated at JNIMS, District Hospital Bishnupur, and UNACCO School, Meitram respectively.
611 samples were tested at JNIMS lab and 54 samples were found positive for the contagion. However, no samples were tested at RIMS lab today. The reason for not testing is yet to be confirmed.
Altogether 30,467 samples have been tested in the state so far. 14,567 persons are currently in different Community Quarantine Centres while 5590 persons are in Government quarantine centres.
Persons entering the state are regulated under an order of the state Home Department. All the persons coming by road will be allowed to enter the state till 4:00 pm from Mao gate and 12:00 pm from Jiribam gate. In case the vehicle has persons of different districts and there is no transport arrangement beyond lmphal, the vehicle and the passengers will report to Modern College (Porompat) Screening Centre. All other cases may report directly to their respective District Screening Centres. All persons coming by air will report to HRD Academy Ghari and the passengers will be grouped as per the district. The DC of the concerned district will arrange their pickup, added the Health Department statement.