State’s COVID-19 tally reaches 524 with 34 new cases

IMPHAL, 16th Jun: Around 34 new positive cases were detected at the VRDLs of RIMS and JNIMS in the last 24 hours, taking the state's COVID-19 tally to 524, while 8 individuals were discharged on Tuesday after testing negative.
According to sources, 12 people were found to be positive for COVID-19 while testing at RIMS while status of remaining 26 was confirmed at JNIMS.
Out of the 26 positive cases found at JNIMS, four were already confirmed positive but subjected to re-testing as they continued to undergo treatment at COVID Care Facility JNIMS.
Out of the 12 positive cases tested at RIMS, nine people are from Ukhrul district, two from Thoubal and one from Imphal West while out of the 22 new positive cases tested at JNIMS, four people are from Kangpokpi district while details of the remaining 18 could not be accessed till the time of filing this report.
According to a report released from the state Health department additional director and spokesperson Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang at 7pm, 10 new positive cases have been detected with four found positive at VRDL RIMS and six positive cases reported from JNIMS.
It further informed that all 10 cases were returnees, including seven female. Moreover, six of the positive people are from Senapati district and the remaining four from Imphal West district.
All the patients have been admitted to Covid Care Facilities while necessary preventive measures, including containment steps, have been taken up.
The report further informed the total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state has cross the 500-mark, while the number of active cases is 341 and 159 people recovered. The recovery rate is 31.8 percent
New facts are appearing every week as COVID-19 is a new disease which mankind have never faced previously. So, there is a need to upgrade the skill and training from time to time for frontline warriors, the release asserted while informing that 522 medical officers, 917 staff nurses, 349 allied health care provider, 902 auxiliary nurse midwife and 1573 accredited social health activists have been given training for combating COVID-19.
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, 5906 people are staying at government designated institutional quarantine centres and 15,055 at community quarantine centres.
In all, 519 truckers and 18 passengers were also screened at Mao gate, while 166 truck drivers and 21 passengers were screened at Jiribam and 490 at Imphal Airport. In addition, 396 truck drivers and handymen were screened at ISBT (Truck), 84 truckers and handymen were screened at YAS Complex Khuman Lampak (Oil tanker) while 40 were screened at Sekmai Gas plant (Gas Bullet)
The Covid control room attended 62 calls for the day, the report added.
Meanwhile, a Gujarat returnee, who had been under home quarantine after discharge from a surveillance facility, tested positive for Covid-19 on June 13.
The said person aged 19 and a resident of Kwakta Mayai Mohla in Bishnupur district, returned from Gujarat and reached Jiribam on May 28.
It is reported that the youth reached Lalpani Quarantine Centre, Jiribam on May 28 and stayed there for 14 days. His test sample was taken on June 10 and discharged from the quarantine centre on June 11 with the advice for undergoing home quarantine.
According to a statement of Bishnupur District Surveillance Officer Dr L Raichandra Singh, the youth will be kept in the isolation ward of UNACCO Covid Care Centre, Meitram for proper treatment and observation since he is asymptomatic in nature.
Two male and three female members of his family have been kept under home quarantine by using Quarmon App. Meanwhile, Bishnupur CMO Dr L Gojendra Singh has informed that the Gujarat returnee was sent home on June 11 on completion of 14-day surveillance. The CMO further informed that the youth along with 10 others from Kwakta, nine from Borayangbi and one from Imphal East district came back to the state together. Out of the total 20 persons, 10 persons tested negative and results of nine persons are still awaited. On learning that the youth tested positive, he was picked up in an ambulance on Monday night and kept at UNACCO Covid Care Centre.
The CMO continued that the family members reported that the youth did not have any contact with anyone and he was kept under home quarantine after he returned home. However, fearing possible community transmission of the virus, the family members have been put under strict home quarantine by using the Quarmon App and all of them will be tested soon.
It may be mentioned here that in respect of Bishnupur district, samples of 2130 people have been collected at Utlou High School Screening Centre and results of 1472 people have been received while the results of around 300 to 400 people are still awaited.
In another development, family members of a returnee along with driver of a Tata Magic who ferried the returnee have been sent to 5 Star English high school quarantine centre at Lilong in Thoubal district after the returnee tested positive of COVID-19 barely one day after discharge from quarantine centre.
The returnee was discharged from ITI Lilong community quarantine centre on completion of 14 days quarantine period on Monday. However, returnee’s test result came out positive while staying at home and has been admitted at COVID care centre, RIMS Tuesday for treatment.
Five persons including returnee’s family members and one Tata Magic driver who had close contact with the returnee have been picked up and sent to 5 Star English high school quarantine centre.
Meanwhile, district administration Thoubal has taken up steps to open a 100-capacity COVID-19 Care Centre in the district.
The COVID-19 Care Centre would be inside district hospital complex but at isolated block so that normal functioning of the hospital remain unaffected, DC N Bandana said adding that only asymptomatic cases would be admitted at the centre.

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