32 fresh positive cases detected, 60 discharged

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 15th Jun: Around 32 new positive cases were detected at the VRDLs of RIMS and JNIMS in the last 24 hours, shooting the state's COVID-19 tally to 490, while 60 individuals were discharged on Monday after testing negative.
According to a report from the state Health department additional director and spokesperson Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, 20 people tested positive for COVID-19 at VRDL, RIMS, while 12 others tested positive at JNIMS. All 32 people are returnees and they have been admitted to Covid Care Facilities. Their conditions are said to be stable and the health department has taken up all necessary preventive measures such as containment and contact tracing
The report further informed that 60 people were discharged on Monday, after their test results came back negative. So far, the total number of COVID-19 positive cases has increased to 490, while the number of active cases is 339.
The report also informed that as per a survey conducted by the department's media team, 39.5 percent of people on foot are not wearing masks. Of this, 3 per cent are not wearing masks due to financial difficulties, 26.7 percent due to medical reasons, while 70 per cent failed to give any valid reasons.
Contending that wearing of mask helps in curbing the spread of the disease, the department appealed to the people to wear masks while stepping out of their houses.
Meanwhile, as per a report jointly issued by State Surveillance officer IDSP Manipur Dr L Tomcha Khuman, State Data Manager IDSP Anthony H and State Microbiologist IDSP H Shyamkishore Sharma, 668 samples were tested at VRDL, RIMS and 564 samples were tested at JNIMS, wherein 20 tested positive at RIMS and 12 at JNIMS.
Of the 32 positive cases confirmed on Monday, 4 are admitted at JNIMS, 2 at UNACCO and 26 are in transit, while 60 persons (22 from RIMS and 38 from JNIMS) have been discharged after testing negative. They have been instructed to undergo home quarantine. So far, 5859 people have been staying at government designated institutional quarantine centres, while 15350 are staying at community quarantine centres. 359 truckers and 29 passengers were screened at Mao gate, while 228 truck drivers and 37 passengers were screened at Jiribam and 710 at Imphal Airport. In addition, 430 truck drivers and handymen were screened at ISBT (Truck), while 31 were screened at YAS Complex Khuman Lampak (Oil tanker). The Covid control room attended 58 calls for the day, the report added.
Meanwhile, Kakching Public School Community Quarantine Centre has been declared as a Containment Zone by Kakching District Magistrate on Monday after two inmates of the Quarantine Centre located at Kakching Wairi tested COVID-19 positive.
In this regard, Kakching DC Valentina Arambam has issued an order declaring that under “The Manipur Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020” movement of vehicles and human nearby the containment zone will be prohibited with immediate effect.


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