COVID-19 in Manipur crosses 2000 mark as 90 more test positive

While the number of positive cases rose to 2015, the active and recovered cases stood at 631 and 1,384 respectively.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur crossed 2,000 on Tuesday as 90 more people were found infected by coronavirus since Monday, official sources said.

Following the report of the new cases, the number of positive cases rose to 2015, while the active and recovered cases stood at 631 and 1,384 respectively. The recovery rate moved to 68.68 per cent, the state health department stated in a release.

The 90 fresh cases included 25 each from Thoubal and Kangpokpi, 17 from Jiribam, 12 from Imphal West, eight from Imphal East, two from Kakching and one from Tengnoupal, according to a release from COVID-19 Common Control Room.

"Four persons from Thoubal district are non-returnees with local contact histories and the rest are returnees from other states," it said.

The release, however, stated that there is no evidence of community transmission in any part of the state.

Meanwhile, 64 persons were discharged in the last 24 hours after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test, the release stated.

It stated that non-medical measures such as social distancing, wearing of face mask, hand hygiene, cough etiquette and avoidance of non-essential travel still stand very effective for prevention of COVID-19 spread. As such, control of the pandemic is contingent on the complete adoption of the above practices by the public, the release added.

 

First Published: July 21, 2020, 7:42 p.m.