Imphal: Six new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Manipur on Friday. With this, the total tally of Omicron variant cases in the state is seven.

According to health director Dr K Rajo Singh, all the patients have completed their mandatory isolation period and have been discharged with RT PCR negative reports.

Of the six new cases, one female returnee is from a foreign country and another male is a visitor to the state, it said. The other four are close contacts.

Tracing of close contacts and containing measures are already in place, and cross notifications have been sent, he said.

While appealing the public not to panic, Dr Singh further urged the general populace to strictly follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and get vaccinated to tackle the pandemic.

On Friday, 116 fresh positive cases of COVID-19 were recorded, of which four are from Central Armed Police Force. With this, the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state is 1,26,821 of which 944 are active cases. 

Meanwhile, there has been no report of any fresh death related to the virus in the last 24 hours. The total number of deaths due to coronavirus in the state is 2,012.

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