The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur now stands at 66
The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur now stands at 66|EastMojo image

Manipur: 2 Delhi, 2 Pune returnees test COVID19 positive; tally 66

Another 4 persons, including 3 women aged 26, 21 and 19 years, test positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, taking the total number of cases in state to 66

Vangamla Salle K S

Vangamla Salle K S

Imphal: Four more persons, including three women aged 26, 21 and 19 years, tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Saturday night, taking the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 66.

The number of active COVID-19 cases has now increased to 59.

According to additional health director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang, samples of the three women were tested at Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratories (VRDL) at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) Hospital.

The 26-year-old woman had returned from Delhi and belongs to Imphal East district. The other two women had come back from Pune and are residents of Kangpokpi district.

Sample of the fourth patient -- a 26-year-old man from Sekmai in Imphal West district -- was tested at VRDL at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Mangang said.

He belonged to the group of people who had recently returned from Delhi by train.

All the latest coronavirus patients are said to be stable and will be shifted to the COVID-19 care facility at JNIMS and RIMS for further observation, said Mangang.

Meanwhile, all necessary control measures, including contact tracing and containment process are in place as precautionary measure, Mangang added.

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