COVID-19 cases rise to 7 in Mnp, 91 in Assam

Correspondent IMPHAL/GUWAHATI, MAY 16 | Publish Date: 5/16/2020 12:35:57 PM IST

Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Manipur and Assam rose to seven and 91 respectively Saturday.

In Manipur, a 71-year-old woman, her 48-year-old son and another 22-year-old female have tested positive for COVID-19 taking the tally to seven with five active cases and two recovered.

Confirming the report, Manipur government’s COVID-19 common Control Room said that they were among a group of 36 people who returned from Mumbai by bus on May 8 last. “They reached Manipur on May 13 and the rest are found negative. The two positive cases are now at RIMS hospital for treatment,” additional director and spokesperson of state health department Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang said. The 22-year-old female, who was tested COVID-19 positive, had arrived from Chennai on a train arranged by the state government.

Meanwhile, two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Guwahati on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 91 in Assam, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. A barber and a cart-puller, who tested positive on Saturday, are contacts of the migrant worker who worked in a potato godown and had tested positive on Monday.

Out of the 91 positive cases, 46 are active cases, two persons have died, two migrated and 41 have been discharged from hospitals.

“2 more persons, related to Aloo Godam case, test #COVID19+ in Guwahati,” the minister tweeted.

The duo was asymptomatic and had been admitted to Mahendra Mohan Choudhury Hospital.

Meanwhile, Guwahati Medical College and Hospital, which was closed for new patients after a post-graduate medical student tested positive last week, reopened on Saturday.

Restrictions around two hostels of the GMCH areas which were declared as containment zone have also been lifted, an official said.

In Assam, 28,178 samples have been tested in seven laboratories so far and out of these, 91 are positive, 25,429 were found to be negative and the remaining results are awaited. 


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