4 of the 8 patients, including 2 boys and a 6-yr-old girl from Kamjong, are Mumbai returnees; others returned from Delhi, Bengaluru and UP
Imphal: Eight more persons, including three minors from Kamjong district, tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Friday, taking the total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in the state to 132.
According to additional director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang, four of the latest patients, including two boys and a six-year-old girl from Kamjong district, are Mumbai returnees.
Two more persons, aged 19 and 20 years, from Imphal West and Ukhrul districts are returnees of Delhi, while another case from Imphal West is a Bengaluru returnee, the official said.
The patient from Jiribam -- a 23-year-old male -- had recently returned from Deoband in Uttar Pradesh, he added.
Samples of the latest eight cases were tested at Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratories (VRDL) at RIMS and later shifted to COVID-19 care facility at RIMS for further observation.
To ensure better documentation for returnees and contact tracing, all returnees by train are also being requested to submit the details of their travel history, including arriving date, place of origin, train name etc as well as bus number from Jiribam to Imphal to the concerned persons at their respective quarantine centers.
Meanwhile, three more patients, including a man who was undergoing treatment at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital, were discharged on Friday, taking the total number of recovered cases in the state to 41.
Now, the active cases for COVID-19 in the state stands at 91.