The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur reached 1,092 on Saturday after 17 more returnees tested positive for the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the state health department said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister N Biren said that the testing capacity of the state has been increased and there is no backlog in testing labs anymore.
“Meeting of the State Consultative Committee for COVID-19 is held today to discuss many issues on tackling COVID-19 in the State, including effective management of COVID Hospitals and Care Centres as testing capacity has increased and there is no backlog in the testing labs anymore,” the chief minister tweeted.
According to data from Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, a total of 48,220 tests results have been received till 6:30 pm Saturday.
Of the 17 fresh COVID-19 cases, 11 are from Imphal West, one each from Kakching and Thoubal and four are from Ukhrul.
With the discharge of 39 persons on Saturday after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test, active and recovered cases in the state stand at 660 and 432 respectively. The recovery rate has also risen to 39.56 per cent, stated a release from COVID-19 Common Control Room.
“The newly confirmed cases are being shifted to the Covid Care Facilities and all necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place,” it said.
The release stressed that quarantine is a very effective means for prevention of spread of COVID-19 to the general community.
While pointing out that some inmates in some quarantine centres do not follow the protocol, endangering COVID-19 spill over to the general community, it urged for strict adherence to protocol.
June 27, 2020, 8:04 p.m.