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Manipur recovery rate reaches 68.57%

By Correspondent

IMPHAL, July 20 - Even though the number of COVID 19 cases are on the rise, hopefully, the recovery rate has reached 68.57 percent, officials said today.

According to a press release issued by Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director and spokesperson of the Health Department, the recovery rates of COVID-19 cases in the districts of Noney, Pherzawl and Tengnoupal have reached 100 percent.

In the last 24 hours, 14 new cases, including 9 males and 5 females were confirmed at the Virus Research and Diagnosis Laboratories of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS-4), District Hospitals of Thoubal (10), mentioned the press release.

They belong to the districts of Imphal West(1), Kamjong (1) and Thoubal (12). Ten persons, including a technician working at RIMS and belonging to Thoubal district without any travel history, while the rest are returnees from other states, it said. They are being shifted to the COVID care facilities.

Necessary precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release said. In the past 24 hours, 85 persons were discharged from Covid care centres at Meitram in Imphal West (25), RD wing Lamphel (10), Kamjong (5), Senapati (9), Ukhrul (35) and Covid care facilities, JNIMS (1) after they were found COVID- 19 free on RT PCR test.

With the latest development, the cumulative number of positive cases in the state is 1,925. The total number of active and recovered cases are 605 and 1,320 respectively, it stated.

On Sunday, a total of 3,09,977 persons were screened at various entry points of the state while 71,703 samples were tested for COVID-19, according to a latest report of the state surveillance officer of integrated disease surveillance programme, Manipur.

As per the report, altogether 57,383 persons have completed their quarantine while 3,306 were still at various quarantine centres in the state.

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