IMPHAL, June 20 - With the detection of 96 new cases, the COVID-19 tally of Manipur has increased to 777, Health Department officials said today. In the last 24 hours, 96 persons (64 males and 32 females) were confirmed positive at the VRDLs of the RIMS and the JNIMS, stated an official press release today. All the cases are those of returnees from other States. The patients are being shifted to the COVID care facilities.
�The total numbers of positive and active cases are 777 and 545 respectively. Fourteen persons were discharged today from the JNIMS and the RIMS after they tested negative,� the release stated. �The total number of recovered cases is 232. The recovery rate is 29.85,� it added.
Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh today chaired a meeting of the State consultative committee for COVID-19 here.
In a tweet, the Chief Minister said, �Another meeting of the State Consultative Committee for COVID-19, that is being held every Saturday since the constitution of the Committee, was held today at my office to discuss on the development of our fight against the pandemic, including procurement of new testing machines and engaging additional staff and technicians to handle the equipments and also for manning the Covid Centres. Only our collective effort, understanding and discipline can contain the virus from further spread.�
Lockdown violators: The Manipur Police have detained 599 persons and seized 349 vehicles for violating the ongoing lockdown restrictions, said Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) L Kailun in a press release on Saturday. A sum of Rs 62,100 was imposed as fine, he added.