60 Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals, active cases stands at 339

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Imphal, June 15: Sixty Covid-19 patients were discharged  from Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS) on Monday after they were found negative for Covid-19 on Sunday.

Twenty-two of them were discharged from RIMS, while 38 were discharged from JNIMS.

Since 6.30 pm of Sunday till 7 pm of Monday, 32 persons were confirmed as new positive Covid-19 cases at RIMS and JNIMS.

Samples of 20 of them were tested at RIMS and the remaining at JNIMS. They were all returnees from other states.

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Thus, total number of positive cases has increased to 490 and the number of active cases to 339.

Manipur Covid-19 common control room said a quick survey done by the media team of health department has found that 39.5 percent of the pedestrians do not wear face mask; 3 percent of these people gave economic reasons and 26.7 per cent cited medical reasons while the remaining 70 percent could not give any valid reason for not wearing face mask.

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Saying that wearing of face mask is a very effective means of protecting self and others from contracting Covid-19, health department requested all to wear face mask while going out.

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