COVID-19 in Manipur Updates: 25 more positive cases; total tally rise to 157

Of the total 157 COVID-19 positive cases, 105 cases are active, state health department said.

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Manipur on Saturday reported 14 more COVID-19 positive cases, in addition to the cases reported earlier in the day, taking the total number of cases to 157, the state health department said.

The 14 new cases, all males, were confirmed at the Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratories (VRDL) of JNIMS, Imphal. They are from Kangpokpi district and had returned recently to the state from Delhi by train, the state health department said. 

The 11 cases, two males and nine females, which were reported earlier in the day, were also confirmed at VRDL of JNIMS, Imphal late Friday. They recently returned to the state from Mumbai, the health department said in a release.

Of them, Churachandpur district reported eight cases, two males and six females, while three females from Pherzawl district were confirmed positive for COVID-19 late Friday, the health department added.

Meanwhile, 11 persons, five females and six males, were discharged from RIMS on Saturday after they tested negative for the virus. Of them four are from Imphal West district, two each Ukhrul and Thoubal districts, one each from Bishnupur, Noney and Tamenglong districts.

With the new discharged cases, the total recovered cases rose to 52, the health department said, adding recovery rate in the state is 36.36 per cent.

Of the total 157 COVID-19 positive cases, 105 cases are active, it said.

Their health conditions are stable. They are being shifted to Covid Care Facility at JNIMS. All precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, health department spokesman Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang said in a release.

The state health department further stated that State Psychological support team has initiated a dedicated psychological support helpline for the frontliners. Mental health professionals are available 24X7 at helpline numbers 87874567035 and 9402751364, it added.

On Friday, eight new COVID-19 cases were reported from different districts of the state, taking the  number of COVID-19 positive cases to 132.

First Published:June 6, 2020, 12:38 p.m.

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