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5 persons without any travel history test Covid-19 positive in Manipur

The number of Covid-19 patients in Manipur has risen to 898; however, not a single casualty has been reported so far


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2021-03-19T14:04:15+05:30

Guwahati: 5 people without any travel history have tested Covid-19 positive on Monday, the Government said in a release.

"The five new positive cases without travel history include two medical officers, one nurse from District Hospital, Bishnupur and two nurses from GBC, staff quarantine Centre, Churachandpur. There is no community transmission," the Government clarified in a release.

"The total numbers of positive and active cases are 898 and 648 respectively. The cumulative number of Health Care Workers positive is six and active is five," there release added.

It needs mention here that Manipur reported 57 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 898, including 648 active cases.

"In the last twenty-four hours, 57 persons (41 Males, 16 Females) were confirmed as new COVID 19 positive cases from the VRDLs of RIMS (18) and JNIMS (39). They are from the districts of Bishnupur (3), Chandel (21), Churachandpur (8), Imphal East (1), Kakching (10), Kamjong (3), Kangpokpi (2), Tamenglong (4), Thoubal (1) and Senapati (4)", the Government said.

52 are the fresh cases are returnees from other states and they have been shifted to COVID care facilities in the state. "All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place," it said.

India has added 14,933 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the infection tally to 4,40,215 while the death count rose to 14,011 with 312 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, data from the Union Health Ministry this morning showed.

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