Tally hits 2015 with 90 more testing Positive
IMPHAL: To and fro movement at JNIMS Hostel no 2 and 3 have been prohibited with immediate after the mother of a final year medical student of JNIMS was found positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
According to an order issued by the Medical Superintendent JNIMS Prof T Rajen Singh, a final year medical student of the Medical Institute hailing from Thoubal Wangkhem came back to Hostel on 14th July, 2020. He was staying with his mother from July 12 to 14 at his home. His mother was confirmed Covid-19 positive on Tuesday.
The said medical student is an original inmate of Hostel No.2 and he stays most of the time in Hostel No.3 with his friends and they have a common mess in Hostel No.3.
With the student’s mother having confirmed Covid-19 positive, all the inmates of Hostel No. 2 & 3 will be tested for Covid-19 tomorrow. They have been instructed to report to the Sampling Centre. JNIMS authority will take up further course of action as per test result, it added.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 infection continued to increase in the state with 90 more fresh cases including 22 females testing positive for the contagion in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of Covid-19 confirmed cases in the state to 2015.
According to a release by COVID-19 common control room, the 90 fresh COVID-19 cases were detected at RIMS lab (26 samples), JNIMS (34), District Hospital Jiribam (17), District Hospital Thoubal (5) and Mobile Testing Team Imphal west (8) in the last 24 hours with Imphal East reporting eight of the infected persons, followed by 12 in Imphal West district, 17 in Jiribam district, 25 in Kangpokpi district, two in Kaching district, 25 in Thoubal district and one in Tengnoupal district.
Of them, four persons from Thoubal district have no travel history but got infected with the virus through local contacts. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, added the statement.
The Control Room further stated that altogether 64 persons were also discharged from CCC Meitram (16), Senapati district (6), Ukhrul (4), Tamenglong (27),Thoubal (4) and JNIMS (7), thus recording an improved recovery rate of 68.68 percent.
With 1384 persons having recovered, state’s active COVID-19 cases stand at 631, added the report.
Non-medical measures such as social distancing, wearing of face masks, hand hygiene, cough etiquette and avoidance of non-essential travel still stands very effective for prevention of the virus spread. Hence, control of the pandemic is contingent on the complete adoption of the precautionary measures by the people. Till date, there is no evidence for community spread of the virus in any part of the state, added the Health department statement.