A scene at CM's secretariat after one staff tested COVID-19 positive on Saturday

Imphal: One of the staff working at the COVID-19 Control Room at chief minister’s secretariat in Imphal reportedly tested positive for novel coronavirus aka COVID-19 on Saturday. The National Health Mission (NHM) staffer from Imphal West district is among the three persons with no travel history who were diagnosed for the virus in the last 24 hours, said sources.

The other two are from Imphal East and Thoubal districts, respectively, they said.

Following the reports of the positive case, at least 100 staff stationed at CM’s secretariat are now undergoing testing for COVID-19.

“Around 3 pm, we received a message that informed us about the mandatory testing after one of the staffers at COVID-19 Control Room tested positive,” said another staffer at CM’s secretariat.

However, as per sources, chief minister N Biren Singh may not be tested since staff at COVID-19 Control Room seldom have close contact with others.

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Meanwhile, at least 30 persons, including 25 male and five female, tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total confirmed cases in the state to 2,176.

Their samples were tested at VRDLs of RIMS (24) and JNIMS (1), and district hospitals of Thoubal (1) and Ukhrul (4).

All necessary medical measures like containment and contact tracing are in place to avoid further health escalation.

Meanwhile, another 29 persons have recovered and were discharged from COVID-19 Care Centers (CCC) of Meitram (1, RD Wing Lamphel (1), Ukhrul (3), Churachandpur (11), Senapati (11), Chandel (1) and RIMS (1).

The total number of recovered cases has now increased to 1,520 and active is 656. The recovery rate stands at 69.85%.

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