State’s tally rises to 83 with 8 fresh cases; baby tests negative

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 1st Jun: Another eight more returnees tested positive for COVID-19 at the VDRLS of RIMS and JNIMS on Monday, increasing the total numbers of cases in the state to 83.
Meanwhile, the 23-month old baby from Churachandpur, who earlier tested positive for COVID-19, has tested negative.
In a statement released at 11am Monday, state Health additional director and spokesperson Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang said three persons (two males and one female) from Thoubal district tested positive for COVID-19 at VDRL, RIMS on Sunday night. The two males (aged 23 and 22 years) and the female (aged 22 years) had recently returned from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Hyderabad respectively. They have been admitted to the Covid Care Facilities at RIMS and JNIMS and their conditions are said to be stable.
In an additional statement released around 7.30 pm, Dr Sasheekumar informed that three individuals (a female aged 17 years and two males aged 20 and 26 years) were confirmed COVID-19 positive at VDRL, JNIMS. All three had recently returned from Delhi. Two more persons (a female aged 19 years and a male aged 25 years) tested positive at VDRL, RIMS. The male is from Imphal West and had returned from Delhi, while the female belongs to Kamjong district and is a Chennai returnee.
All five have been shifted to the Covid Care Facilities at RIMS and JNIMS and their conditions are stable. All necessary precautionary measures such as containment and contact tracing have been taken up. The total number of positive cases in the state has increased to 83 and the number of active cases stands at 72, the statement conveyed.
The additional director then appealed to the people to adopt and continue practicing social/non-medical measures such as social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene, as these are effective and proven methods of prevention of diseases.
Meanwhile, according to reports, the 23-year old baby who tested positive for COVID-19 together with his/her mother and grandmother after returning from Chennai, tested negative with along with his/her two said guardians at VDRL, JNIMS on Monday. All three of them will be discharged from the hospital on Tuesday.
So far, 22 (1 discharged) from Churachandpur, 13 from Imphal West District (1 discharged), 14 from Thoubal District (3 discharged), 4 from Kamjong (3 discharged), 4 from Tengnoupal (2 discharged), 4 from Imphal East (1 discharged), 4 from Chandel, 3 from Bishnupur, 3 from Kangpokpi, 3 from Senapati, 3 from Ukhrul, 2 from Noney, 1 from Kakching and 1 from Jiribam have tested positive for COVID-19, of which 72 are active cases.
On the other hand, according to a joint report released by state surveillance officer IDSP Manipur Dr Tomcha Khuman, state date manager IDSP Anthony H and state microbiologist IDSP H Shyamkishore Sharma, 6214 people are staying at institutional quarantine centres while 13047 people are staying at community quarantine centres till date.
Altogether 363 truckers and 32 passengers were screened at Mao gate, 277 truckers and 52 passengers at Jiribam and 442 at Imphal Airport. On top of these, 547 (ISBT truck) drivers and handymen and 23 YAS Khuman Lampak (oil tanker) were screened.
Meanwhile, 570 people were tested for COVID-19 at RIMS and 207 at JNIMS on Monday, of which 5 tested positive at RIMS, while 7 tested positive at JNIMS. The COVID-19 control room tended to 134 calls, the report added.
In another development, Bishnupur DC Neeta Arambam on Monday declared St Xavier School, Moirang and its surrounding as containment zones after two inmates quarantined at the same school tested positive for COVID-19. The order also banned entry and exit from the containment area; closure of schools, offices and banning any public gathering; ban on any vehicular movement in the area and initiation of active surveillance of COVID-19 cases.
The order also declared the NH Tiddim road on the east, paddy field on the west, properties of Hemam Amuba, Konjengbam Thambalngou and Philem Joy Singh on the north and Hotel Elegance on the south as containment zone. Similarly, in a statement issued on Monday, District Surveillance Officer Chandel Dr Serbum Sakchung Moyon informed that following the confirmation of three Covid-19 positive cases among the Delhi returnees of Chandel district who have been quarantined at United College, an office memorandum by Chandel DC on Sunday had declared the college and its surrounding area as containment area.


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