The total number of COVID-19 cases in Manipur now stands at 51

Imphal: Seven more persons in Manipur on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19, taking the state’s tally to cross the half-century mark at 51.

At present, there are 47 active cases after four were discharged from hospitals after they were declared COVID-19 free.

Among the seven new cases, five of them are from Thoubal district; the location for the remaining two persons were yet to be known till the time of filing this report.

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Samples of the all seven persons, all male, were tested at Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratories (VRDL) at Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital in Imphal, said a health official.

All the seven patients will be admitted at COVID-19 Care facility at RIMS, the official said.

This is the second highest surge of confirmed cases in a single day for the novel coronavirus in the state since a fresh case was detected on May 13 and the highest for this week.

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On May 20, at least 11 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, including a 23-day-old baby from Churachandpur district, the youngest among the COVID-19 patients in the state.

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