IMPHAL, Aug 20 - As many as 40 persons were confirmed COVID-19 positive in the past 24 hours in Manipur. The fresh cases were detected at the VRDLs of the RIMS and the JNIMS, besides six other testing facilities, stated a press release said. The cases belong to Imphal West, Imphal East, Bishnupur, Chandel, Ukhrul, Senapati and Thoubal.
There is no official report of any death due to COVID-19 on Thursday from any part of the State, said Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, spokesperson of the Manipur Health Department. The cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths in the State is 18, he added.
In the past 24 hours, 117 persons were also discharged following recovery.
�The cumulative number of positive cases is 4,925. The cumulative number of discharged cases is 3,002. The number of active cases is 1,905,� the release added. The recovery rate is 60.95 per cent.