The mass testing programme was jointly organised by gram panchayat level COVID-19 Task Force committees’ members and volunteers of local clubs.
A total of 100 individuals who were among the age groups of 18 to 44 years and above 65 years were vaccinated during the programme.
With 20 new positive cases detected from mass screening and another one new positive case detected through contact tracing, the total active cases surged to 65.
The present need of the hour is not unscientific large scale mass testing but focussed testing on those having symptoms or are primary contacts identified through robust contact tracing.
A total of 82 passersby from Tamenglong bazaar were tested during the drive, of which four persons tested positive for COVID-19
Of the 37 persons tested on Sunday, no positive case was detected.
Of the 132 persons who were tested during the mass testing, six persons tested positive at Samurou Oinam on Saturday.
Of the total 220 persons tested for COVID-19 on Thursday, 20 people were found positive, of which nine were males and 11 were females.
The random Covid testing was conducted as a part of the Aggressive Mass Covid-19 testing drive in Imphal West launched by the chief minister on Tuesday.
The mass testing drive is organised by the district administration, Imphal West. Different teams consisting of medical staff will proceed to different locations around Imphal West district to conduct the mass testing drive.
Churachandpur district recorded 91 Covid positve cases in the last 24 hours on Saturday.
The failure on the part of the state government to regulate the charges of TrueNat/RT-PCR tests in private hospitals could become a factor for further spread of COVID-19 in the state, the MSF stated.
CM Biren said house-to-house testing is being actively considered in vulnerable areas and containment zones.
Imphal West district is planning to mobilise 45 COVID-19 testing teams.