IMPHAL, June 3 - With the detection of 19 more positive cases, the COVID-19 tally of Manipur has surged to 108. The total number of active cases stands at 70, Health Department officials said today.
According to a press release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room this afternoon, 19 persons (12 men and seven women) were confirmed positive at the VRDLs (Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratories) of the RIMS and the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences. Most of them are returnees from Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.
Informing that they are being shifted to the COVID-19 care facilities at the RIMS and the JNIMS, the release said, �All necessary precautionary measures such as containment and contact tracing are now in place.� The release added that total number of recovered cases has now risen to 38. The recovery rate has improved to 35.18 per cent, it pointed out.
Lockdown violators detained: As part of the ongoing drive to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Manipur Police detained 541 persons and seized 437 vehicles for violating the ongoing lockdown restrictions, said Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) L Kailun in a press release on Wednesday. They were produced before magistrates and a total fine amounting to Rs 54,550 was imposed on them. Meanwhile, the police have appealed to the public to follow the guidelines issued by the Government.