COVID-19 positive cases climb to 62 in Tamenglong

As many as 29 more people from a quarantine centre in the district were tested positive for the virus

COVID-19 positive cases in Tamenglong are all returnees from other states (PHOTO: IFP)

As many as 29 new COVID-19 positive cases were detected from one of the community quarantine centres in Tamenglong district on Friday, official sources said.

All the new positive cases were reported from United Builder's School Tamenglong community quarantine centre which has 130 inmates. Of the total, 39 inmates received their test results while the results of 91 inmates are yet to be out. The remaining 101 inmates have to retest for COVID-19.

With the detection of 29 positive cases today, the number of positive cases in Tamenglong district has climbed to 62. At least 14 positive cases have been cured and recovered till date. 

Those 29 positive cases detected today are returnees from metropolitan cities like Delhi etc. The district task force immediately shifted them to COVID-19 care facility in Imphal this evening.

The samples were collected on June 10 and their test results were received on June 19. Tthe district health society has packed 130 samples and sent them to the testing center, and the results of 39 inmates were declared.

The remaining 91 inmates of United Builder's School community quarantine centre are going through shock and fear on learning that 29 of the 39 inmates have been tested positive for the virus.

The lack of testing facilities has added to the woe of Tamenglong district which suffers from poor road connectivity.  By now, almost all vehicles transporting COVID-19 positive cases and returnees have gradually broken down due to bad roads. 

There are 521 returnees staying at 11 community quarantine centres in Tamenglong district headquarters. Another six returnees are staying at the institutional quarantine centre. 

It is reported that there are returnees whose samples are yet to be collected, though many results are also yet to be declared as well. 

First Published:June 19, 2020, 9:28 p.m.

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