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131 central armed police force tests Covid-19 positive in Manipur

A total of 131 personnel force from Central Armed Police Force and 61 from general population were tested positive

Covid-19 positive

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Aug 2020 6:44 AM GMT

A total of 131 personnel force from Central Armed Police Force and 61 from the general population were tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur, an official source said.

"In the previous 24 hours, 61 people that include 40 male and 21 female from the general population and 131 personnel from CAPF were affirmed as new COVID 19 positive cases," said COVID-19 Common Control Room in an official statement on Saturday evening.

The positive cases are from VRDLs (Virus Research and Diagnosis Laboratories) of RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences) and JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences) and seven other testing places, the statement said.

Expressing that the new cases are from the districts of Chandel, Bishnupur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Kakching, Kamjong, Noney, Thoubal and Senapati, the public statement said 15 out of population are returnees from different states and the rest 46 are local people with no huge travel history.

They are being shifted to COVID care facilities. All important clinical prudent steps like containment and contact following are set up.

In the previous 24 hours, 78 people were recovered and discharged from the hospital.

They are from CAPF, RIMS, JNIMS, four local medical clinics, and three COVID care centres after finding COVID-19 free on the RT PCR test, it said.

It might be noticed that the first COVID-19 case in the State was reported on March 24 while the first COVID-19 related demise case was on July 29.

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