Manipur : 2 August 2020

Cumulative number of COVID-19 affected in the state reached 2,831 with 75 fresh case and 38 cured/ discharged today. As per Sangai Express, 36 doctors, nurses and other staff of RIMS have been infected by the virus. A 20 year old girl has died from COVID-19 even as positive cases among people with no travel history have been rising rapidly in the State.

According to a press release issued by the Additional Director (Health) and COVID-19 Common Control Room spokesman Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar, 75 people including 14 personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were tested positive for the contagion during the last 24 hours at RIMS, JNIMS and Babina Diagnostic Centre.   
They belong to Imphal West (42), Thoubal (9), Kangpokpi (5), Senapati (3), Churachandpur (1) and Chandel (1).

38 COVID-19 patients have been discharged after recovery from RIMS (1), JNIMS (2), CCC Meitram (18), CCC Thoubal (3), CCC Kakching (4), CCC Moreh (2) and RD Wing (8).

Officer in-Charge of the Mayang Imphal PS had tested positive recently. Yesterday, one runner of the OC and a newly recruited personnel stationed at the station were also found COVID-19 positive.

The State’s total tally of COVID-19 positive cases has reached 2831. These include 1087 active cases and 1737 recovered cases. The recovery rate as of Sunday is 61.07 per cent.

Of the 42 people belonging to Imphal West district who were tested positive today, nine belong to Khongnang Pheidekpi, Kakwa and Singjamei. Out of 479 samples tested today at JNIMS, 2 were found positive. After a DI driver of City Police was tested positive for the contagion, necessary measures have been initiated to test all the staff/personnel of the police station.

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