IMPHAL, June 10 - With the detection of seven more cases, the total number of COVID-19 patients in Manipur has increased to 311. The number of active cases is 248, State Health officials said today. The number of recoveries in the State stand at 63.
�Yesterday till 11.45 pm, 868 samples were tested at the VRDL, RIMS and all samples were negative. However, five persons were confirmed as COVID-19 positive at the VRDL, JNIMS,� said Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, Additional Director of the Manipur Health Department in a press release early today.
�All the five cases are from Imphal East district. All are returnees from other States. They are stable and are being shifted to COVID care facilities in Imphal,� the release added.
Meanwhile, two women aged 21 and 25 years were confirmed as COVID-19 positive at the VRDL, JNIMS, this evening. They are from Pherzawl district and are returnees, stated another release later in the day.
As per the release, around 19,854 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Manipur so far, while 2,60,097 people were screened at screening centres set up in the entry points to Manipur. The rate of tests per million population has risen to 6,966.
Three booked in Churachandpur: Churachandpur Police have booked three persons on charges of violating the standard operating procedure (SoP) of the quarantine centre in the district.
Based on a written complaint filed on June 8, the Churachandpur Police Station registered a case against Issac Lalrongbawl, John David, Jehova Lalmalsawa and some other unknown persons who are presently quarantined in the Pherzawl district transit quarantine centre.
These persons, who are said to be Delhi returnees, have been booked for creating nuisance at the quarantine centre on June 7 and violating the SoP of the centre.
Contraband items seized: Troops of the Tengnoupal Battalion of the Pallel Sector Assam Rifles recovered a huge quantity of contraband items being smuggled from Moreh to Imphal in two separate incidents, according to a press release. Cigarettes and other items worth lakhs of rupees were seized, said the PRO, Assam Rifles (South), in a release.