At least 124 fresh cases of COVID-19 positive is reported in Manipur on Thursday Credit: Representational image

Imphal: Manipur continued to witness a rapid increase in COVID-19 infections, with 124 new cases reported on Thursday; this is the highest spike in a single day this week.

Alarmingly the state is witnessing a rise in local transmission with people having no travel history testing positive for COVID-19.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 3,217, in which 2,681 are from the general population, and 536 are from the central security forces.

The total active cases stand at 1,304, with 851 from the local population and 453 from the armed forces undergoing treatment for COVID-19.

Also, of the cumulative number of recovered 1,905 patients, 1,822 are from the general population, and 83 are central security personnel.

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Out of the 124 new cases in the last 24 hours, only 21 of them are returnees from other states, and nine belong to the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF). The remaining 94 are locals without any significant travel history, said additional health director Dr K Sasheekumar Mangang.

The infected returnees are from the districts of Kangpokpi (11), Kamjong (4), Kakching (3), Churachandpur (2) and Bishnupur (1), wherein the 94 infected persons with no travel history belong to Imphal West (38), Thoubal (35), Kangpokpi (12), Imphal East (10), Churachandpur (7), Kakching (6), Kamjong (4) and Bishnupur (3).

They were shifted to COVID-19 care facilities for further observation. Preventive measures like contact tracing and containment process in the virus affected areas are in place, added Dr Mangang.

Another 43 persons have also recovered and discharged from the COVID-19 care centres and facilities.

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