Four more returnees test positive; three discharged

IMPHAL, 29th May: Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state reached 59 after four more returnees tested positive but active cases remained at 51 following discharge of three patients after recovery on Friday.
According to information provided by additional director and spokesperson of state health department Dr Khoirom Shaseekumar, results of four persons returned positive of COVID-19 from VRDL of RIMS. Among them, three belong to Imphal West district and their results came out positive Thursday midnight. All of them have been shifted to COVID-19 care facility of RIMS for further treatment.
A total of 258 samples were tested for COVID-19 at RIMS Friday and result of a 23-year-old man amongst them returned positive and he has been shifted to COVID-19 care facility at RIMS for treatment, Shaseekumar said in a statement adding a total of 580 samples tested Friday at JNIMS returned negative.
On the other hand, three COVID-19 patients including a mother-son duo who had been undergoing treatment at RIMS was discharged from the hospital Friday after their results returned negative. With the discharge of three patients Friday, a total of eight patients have recovered from the disease so far and active positive cases stands at 51 as of late Friday.
In another statement issued by IDSP state surveillance officer Dr L Tomcha Khuman, a total of 4,483 persons are staying at institutional quarantine centres as of Friday evening and another 10,370 at community quarantine centres opened by state government across the state.
A total of 619 drivers and handymen and 27 passengers were screened at Mao gate while 283 drivers and handymen and 45 passengers were screened at Jiribam on Friday, Tomcha said in the statement adding that 515 returnees who arrived at Imphal airport were also screened. Apart from them, 591 drivers and handymen were screened at ISBT Khuman Lampak while 72 tanker drivers were screened at YAS complex at Khuman Lampak. Altogether, 17 bullet tanker drivers were also screened at Sekmai gas bottling plant and COVID-19 control room attended to 122 calls on Friday.
Meanwhile, 515 stranded state natives landed at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in three different flights on Friday.
According to police, the returnees arrived in Indigo 6E 251 (Delhi-Guwahati-Imphal); Air Asia 15 783 (Delhi-Guwahati-Imphal) and Air India AI 889 (Delhi-Imphal).
In all, 174 passengers including 102 males, 74 females and two kids arrived in Indigo 6E 251 flight with 39 passengers from Imphal West; 37 Imphal East; 19 of Thoubal; 13 Bishnupur; 13 Kakching; 10 Churachandpur; 28 Senapati; 15 Kangpokpi; 2 Ukhrul; 3 Chandel; 5 Tengnoupal and 4 passengers of Tamenglong district. A total of 175 passengers, including 70 females, were also on board Air Asia flight. Among them, 23 passengers are from Imphal West district; 17 Imphal East; 18 Thoubal; 10 Bishnupur; 12 Kakching; 13 Churachandpur; 24 Senapati; 9 Kangpokpi; 18 Ukhrul; 13 Kamjong; 7 Chandel; 5 Tengnoupal; 2 Tamenglong and 4 passengers from Noney district.
On the other hand, 99 males, 54 females and 9 kids were on board Air India flight. They included 28 from Imphal West; 42 Imphal East; 10 Thoubal; 11 Bishnupur; 11 Kakching; 9 Churachandpur; 2 Senapati; 10 Kangpokpi;11 Ukhrul; 9 Kamjong; 7 Chandel; 2 Tengnoupal; 5 Tamenglong; 4 Noney and 4 paramilitary/army personnel.
Since the resumption of flight service from May 25, a total of 2000 returnees have landed at Bir Tikendrajit International Airport in 13 different flights.

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