54 fresh cases take state’s COVID-19 tally to 606

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 18th Jun: With 54 new positive cases detected at the VRDL JNIMS in the last 24 hours, the state's COVID-19 tally has risen to 606, while seven patients were discharged on Thursday after testing negative.
According to a report of State Health department additional director and spokesperson Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, out of the total of new cases, 34 are females.
He further informed that all the new positive cases are returnees and added that seven of the patients are from Churachandpur, 26 from Pherzawl and 21 from Senapati districts.
All positive patients have been admitted to Covid Care Facilities while necessary preventive measures such as containment of the quarantine centres and contact tracing have been initiated.
Out of the total 606 COVID-19 positive cases, 407 are active cases.
The report further informed that seven people who were under treatment at JNIMS for COVID-19 have been discharged after testing negative and all the discharged patients are from Kangpokpi district. The total number of recovered persons is 199 and recovery rate 32.83 per cent, it added.
Meanwhile, sources in the health department informed that the state has been regulating all the returnees seamlessly. Returnees entering the state are allowed to pass Mao gate till 4pm and Jiribam till 12 noon. Vehicles carrying the returnees of various districts are to be reported first at Modern College Porompat for screening while returnees by flight are screened at HRD Ghari after which DCs concerned arrange vehicles for the returnees, the sources added.
KAKCHING: In all 645 residents of Kakching district returning from different parts of the country are being placed at quarantine centres set up across the district as of Thursday 2 pm.
Fifteen inmates including two recent returnees are being kept at institutional quarantine centre set up at Padma Ratna English School Kakching. A total of 620 inmates including 20 fresh returnees are staying in other quarantine facilities in the district. Information has been received that 71 individuals were allowed to return home for home quarantine after completion of quarantine period and testing negative for Covid-19. Furthermore, district surveillance officer Kakching Dr Kiran Elangbam informed that on Thursday samples for 44 inmates were sent to Covid testing labs and 479 individuals are awaiting result. It is also mentioned that till date, 42 residents of Kakching district have tested positive for Covid-19 out of which 13 have recovered.


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