Five New COVID-19 cases in Manipur, Tally Soars to 309

Five more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, taking the total number of cases in the state to 309, State Health Department said on Wednesday.

Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, spokesperson of Manipur Health Department, in a press statement, said that the five new cases are all from the Imphal East district of the state and had recently arrived from other parts of the country.

The five persons were confirmed for COVID-19 at Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal.

“They are stable and are being shifted to COVID Care facilities in Imphal. All necessary precautionary measures are in place,” the spokesperson added.

On Tuesday, 868 samples tested at the VRDL of RIMS in Imphal on Tuesday turned out negative, the state health department added.

“So far as many as 19,854 tests have been conducted in Manipur. The rate of test per million population has now improved to 6,966 and the positivity rate is 1.56,” the state health department said.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday warned that the inmates who violate the rules and regulation of quarantine centers would be sent to jail.

“The State Government has now kept aside a separate block in Central Jail, Sajiwa which can accommodate 90 inmates to jail the mischievous inmates,” Biren had said.