22-year-old Churachandpur girl, who returned from Chennai by train on May 13, tests positive for COVID-19; total number of cases in Manipur now stands at 7
Imphal: Manipur on Saturday reported yet another case of COVID-19 after a 22-year-old girl from Churachandpur district tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
With this, the total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at seven in the state, including two fully recovered patients and five active ones.
The girl is among the returnees from Chennai by train on May 13 arranged by the state government, as per the COVID-19 Common Control Room statement issued on Saturday night.
After the girl developed fever on May 14, she was immediately brought to district hospital in Churachandpur and admitted in the COVID-19 isolation ward.
Doctors declared the girl as COVID-19 positive after her sample collected tested at VRDL of JNIMS Hospital on Saturday evening.
Earlier in the day, a 75-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man, mother-son duo, who recently returned home from Mumbai on the same day with a girl by hired vehicle tested positive for COVID-19. One of them had underwent treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai and returned home by hired vehicle after the treatment, reports said.
Both the cases are said to be admitted at COVID-19 Care Center of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal.
After a gap of more than one month with no active cases in Manipur, the state reported a fresh case on May 14 when a 31-year-old man from Imphal East district, who recently returned from Mumbai by a hired vehicle with his cancer patient father tested positive for COVID-19.
He is now undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at JNIMS hospital, it said.
The fourth positive case which was confirmed on May 15 is a nursing professional returning from Kolkata and she is also now admitted in JNIMS for COVID-19 treatment.
The first two cases of COVID-19 in Manipur was reported in the months of March and April, respectively;however, they were discharged from the hospital after successfully declared them free from the virus.
Meanwhile, owing to the huge rise of COVID-19 positive cases within a span of only three days with five active cases, Manipur government has ordered restriction of stranded people returning by private or hired vehicles as precautionary measure until the existing backlog testing is completed.
However, those who are already granted for permit may be allowed to enter the state, reports said.