IMPHAL, May 14 - A new COVID-19 positive case was confirmed in Manipur today, an official press release stated.
A 31-year-old man from Imphal East district, who had returned from Mumbai along with a patient (non-COVID), tested positive today, stated Additional Director of Manipur Health Department Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang in the press release.
Stating that the patient is now at the COVID-19 treatment block and isolation ward of the JNIMS Hospital, the release added that contact tracing and active surveillance in the containment zone would be done immediately.
As a precautionary measure, district rapid response teams (RRTs) and surveillance teams have been constituted in all the districts, including 40 sub-surveillance teams in each district. The COVID-19 treatment block at the JNIMS and the RIMS are in complete readiness, the release stated.
The first and second COVID-19 cases were reported in Manipur on March 24 and April 2. Both patients have since recovered and discharged from two government hospitals here on April 12 and 21 respectively.