Imphal: The total number of incoming air passengers with the COVID-19 virus has surged to 60, with five more returnees testing positive on Wednesday.

As per the state health department data, so far, 3,165 air passengers have been tested at Imphal Airport since March 24, following reports of the second wave in other states.

In the last 24 hours, 21 more persons reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of active cases to 133.

The new cases were reported from Imphal West (10), Thoubal (1), Bishnupur (4), Churachandpur (5) and Tengnoupal (1), respectively.

Also read: Manipur: 18 more persons, including 4 air passengers, test COVID-19 positive

According to the state health department, there is no report of death related to the virus and the cumulative number of the fatality is 376. Meanwhile, the total confirmed cases to date are 29,561. A total of 29,052 infected persons have recovered with 98.27 % as the recovery rate of the virus in the state.

In a statement, it further requested those air passengers who travelled to the state on April 10 by Indigo flights 6E-2615 in rows 23-29 and 6E in rows 22-28, on April 11 by Indigo flights 6E-172 in rows 1-5 and 6E-2251 seated in rows 10-16 are to inform the Common COVID Control Room 1800345318 or respective District Surveillance Officer (DSO) immediately.

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