252 tested positive for COVID-19

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Imphal: In the past 24 hours till 5 pm of Saturday 228 persons from general population and 24 personnel from Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases.

The new positive cases are from RIMS — 49; JNIMS — 134; Maipakpi Hospital — 1; Noney — 14; Raj Medicity — 3; Imphal East — 2; Ukhrul — 5; Tengnoupal — 2; Advance Hospital — 1; Tamenglong — 5; Senapati — 1; Kangpokpi — 3; Jiribam — 3; Churachandpur — 2; Thoubal — 10; Babina Diagnostics — 12; Jivan Hospital — 4; Christian Hospital — 1.

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The positive cases from general population are from Imphal West — 52; Jiribam — 2; Kakching — 6; Thoubal — 14; Chandel — 5; Churachandpur — 26; Imphal East — 94; Bishnupur — 1; Noney — 14; Ukhrul — 5; Tengnoupal — 2; Tamenglong — 3; Senapati — 1; Kangpokpi — 3.

One from Churachandpur is a returnee from other state while the rest are locals without any significant travel history. They are being shifted to the Covid care facilities. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, COVID-19 common control room said.

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Two females aged 68 years and 46 years (both from Churachandpur) expired at home and CCC Lanva TD Block respectively. The cumulative number of deaths is 71, it said.

During the 24 hours 89 persons were discharged from CAPF (21), Home Isolation (1), RIMS (17), UNACCO (24). PR Kakching (14), RD Wing (7), CCC Lamding (1), CCC Kangpokpi (1), CCC Senapati (1) and JNIMS (2) after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test.

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The cumulative number of positive cases is 11,649 (general population — 9,250 and central security personnel — 2,399). The number of active cases is 2,497 (general population — 2,166 and central security personnel — 331). The recovery rate is 77.95 percent, the control room said.

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