COVID-19 cases in Manipur rise to 29 with three new cases

Two patients discharged after recovery

Newmai News Network
Imphal | May 23

COVID-19 cases in Manipur has increased to 29 after three more positive cases were reported even as two patients were discharged after getting recovered from the disease on Saturday.

An official source said that tree news cases were detected as samples of 373 individuals were tested for the virus in the last 24 hours.

The three positive cases were detected at VRDL at RIMS where a total of 263 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. The rest 110 samples were tested at JNIMS’s VRDL which returned negative for the vitrus.

On the other, two COVID-19 patients were discharged from RIMS COVID care facility where they were treated for the disease since May 16.

The discharged patients were mother and son, hailing from Moreh, who were earlier tested positive for the disease after their return from Mumbai.

The official source said that samples of the mother and son were subjected to fresh test on May 22 but the results returned negative for the virus.

Following COVID-19 protocol, their samples were tested again after 24-hour on Saturday (May 23). As the second test results also turned out to be negative, they were discharged, the source said.

Meanwhile, currently, six patients are in the COVID care facility at RIMS (hospital) and 19 are in the COVID care facility at JNIMS (hospital). Meanwhile, as per status update report of state Health department, including the 373 samples tested on Saturday, so far 4,094 individuals have been tested for COVID-19 in Manipur.

With more stranded people arrived in the state, the total of number individuals at institutional quarantine centres has increased to 1,820 and to 7,582 at community quarantine centres.