Churachandpur reports 24 fresh cases on Saturday
IMPHAL: The State saw a sharp spike in number of COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours with 64 more fresh cases to take the total tally of positive cases to 449.
According to a statement issued by Additional Director Health Department and COVID-19 Common Control Room Spokesperson Dr Khoirom Shasheekumar Mangang late Saturday evening, the 64 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. 44 cases were detected for the virus at JNIMS lab and 20 cases at RIMS lab. Of the 64 cases, 28 are males and 36 females. 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.
The Health department in its press release, however, did not reveal the travel history of the 64 individuals who are tested for the virus.
To prevent community transmission, the Health department reiterated the need for wearing face masks by the people whenever going out. All government offices have been instructed to enforce wearing of face masks, it added.
According to COVID-19 Common Control room, Churachandpur, the district has so far reported 79 positive cases. 22 patients have recovered and have been discharged reducing the number of active cases to 57 as on Saturday.
The district on Saturday reported 24 fresh positive cases when samples were tested at JNIMS lab. Of them, three cases each are from Dawn’s school CQC, VK Tawna High school CQC and four each from St John’s School Gothol, Gandhi Memorial High school and one from a paid quarantine centre. Nine are from Churachandpur Govy College. Of the total, 10 are Haryana returnees while 14 are Delhi returnees.
Following detection of the positive cases, District Administrations concerned have taken up containment measures to avoid further spread of the virus in the area.
14 patients were tested negative for the virus in the second consecutive test and as such they have been discharged from JNIMS and RIMS on Saturday, thereby reducing the total active cases to 358. A total of 91 patients have been cured and discharged after treatment.
Of the 358 active COVID-19 cases, 125 patients are currently undergoing treatment at RIMS COVID care centre, 135 and 34 others are being treated at JNIMS and District Hospital Bishnupur respectively. 64 more COVID patients have also been admitted in the newly established COVID care centre at UNACCO school, Meitram on Saturday.
1208 samples were tested at RIMS lab today and 20 samples turned out to be positive for COVID-19. 638 samples were tested at JNIMS lab and 44 samples were found positive for the contagion.
Altogether 24,046 samples have been tested in the state so far. 14281 persons are currently in different Community Quarantine centres while 6291 persons in Government quarantine centres.