2 with no travel history test COVID positive in Mnp

2 with no travel history test COVID positive in Mnp
Manipur CM Biren Singh chairs a meeting to access COVID situation in the state. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Jul 19 | Publish Date: 7/19/2020 12:43:52 PM IST

Amid fear of local transmission of COVID-19, two more persons with no recent travel history tested positive for the virus in Manipur, officials said on Sunday.

The two were among 20 new cases reported in the last 24 hours (from 6.30 pm of July 18 till 6.30 pm of July 19).

One of the two hailed from Imphal East district tested positive for the virus during a test conducted by a mobile medical team.

The other from Thoubal district  tested positive during rapid antigen test in Thoubal district where state health authorities were strictly monitoring the situation after many with no recent travel history tested positive for the virus.

Health authorities and state COVID-19 surveillance team have swung into action in the district where locally transmitted cases were detected in the district after Jiribam district.

Jiribam is the first among other districts of the state where locally transmitted cases were detected after local clustering of the cases reported after mass infection of over 50 personnel of Jiribam police station.

Different areas of Jiribam district have been kept under strict surveillance through door-to-door survey and identification of people with COVID-19 symptoms with the help of Anganwadi and ASHA workers since then.

Including the 20 new cases, the tally of COVID-19 infections in Manipur rose to 1911. Of them, 676 were active cases. The recovered cases rose to 1235 with the discharge of 53 persons today, an official report from the COVID-19 Common Control Room said.

The source said that 14 males and six females were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours. Of them, nine were from Imphal West district, three from Tamenglong, two each from Imphal east, Thoubal and Senapati and one each from Ukhrul, Thoubal and Bishnupur districts, the report said.


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