24 more returnees tested COVID-19 positive in Manipur, total tally now 366 Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: Another 24 returnees from other states tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Thursday at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS).

The state now has 366 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus.

Some good news also coming in, 10 more people, including one woman undergoing treatment tested negative for COVID-19 in the RT PCR test. Seven persons were discharged from RIMS and another three from JNIMS, said additional health director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang.

The discharged persons will remain under home quarantine for the next 14 days as a precautionary measure

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The active COVID-19 cases stand at 293, and 74 persons have recovered.

Of the 24 new cases, 12 are from Senapati, six from Noney, two each from Ukhrul and Kakching and one each case from Imphal West and Imphal East districts, respectively.

The patients are stable; they are being shifted to COVID-19 Care centres in Imphal for further observation.

As on June 11, around 20,528 samples have tested for COVID-19 and of the total 366 positive cases, 196 were tested positive at VRDL at JNIMS, wherein another 170 samples at VRDL at RIMS.

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