Manipur's youngest COVID-19 positive patient recovers

The youngest COVID-19 patient in Manipur, one-and-half month-old baby from Churachandpur district, has recovered and discharged from the hospital along with his mother and aunt after they tested negative.

The youngest COVID-19 patient in Manipur, one-and-half month-old baby from Churachandpur district, has recovered and discharged from the hospital along with his mother and aunt after they tested negative. 

Chief Minister N Biren Singh took to Twitter and posted: “Great news! Mrs Chinlunming & her baby who is only 1 and half months old along with her aunt Miss Dimnunhoih have been discharged today after they tested negative.”

“Salute to the frontline #CovidWarriors, especially the health workers of #JNIMS for their dedication,” he tweeted early Tuesday morning.

The three had returned from Chennai by train and tested positive for COVID-19 on May 20. They were undergoing treatment at COVID-19 care facility at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) after testing positive for the virus.

On Monday, Manipur recorded a total number of COVID-19 positive cases at 83. Total 1,337 samples - 803 samples at JNIMS and another 537 samples at RIMS - were tested on Monday, of which five detected positive for COVID-19, Biren said.

First Published:June 2, 2020, 12:31 p.m.