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Mnp Dy. Speaker tests COVID positive

Correspondent IMPHAL, Nov 22 | Publish Date: 11/22/2020 11:47:33 AM IST

Deputy speaker of Manipur Legislative Assembly Kongkham Robindro tested positive for novel coronavirus on Sunday, to become the latest among the legislators of the state to contract the contagion.

Confirming his positive test results, the Deputy Speaker wrote in his facebook page that following the result, he was on home isolation for medical treatment.

He appealed to the people to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines to avoid contact with the virus.

With the Deputy Speaker as the latest legislator to test COVID postive, as many as five legislators, including state chief minister, had tested positive for the contagion. 

The chief minister is currently on home isolation since he tested positive for the virus on November 15 last.

As informed by in his facebook page, Singh’s health was improving and working official files with e-files process by following SOP. 

Meanwhile, Manipur’s COVID-19 infection single-day once again picked up as 382 persons tested positive during the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.

The state reported decline in the single-day count of the infection in the last few days below 250-mark around one week. 

However, the count picked up with the start of the targeted testing in the Assembly constituencies where by-polls were held recently amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the latest COVID-19 daily update data of the state health department, of the 382 fresh cases detected in the past 24 hours, 23 were confirmed during testing of one member of each household in Lilong and Wangjing-Tentha ACs as a part of targeted testing.

The fresh also included 76 personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF).

The state also recorded deaths of three persons to take the COVID-19 related fatality tally to 236.

In the last 24 hours, three males, aged 61 years from Imphal West, 45 years from Thoubal and 74 years from Bishnupur expired at RIMS and Shija hospitals, the daily update stated.

During the same period, 205 patients including 127 on home isolation were discharged after they recovered from the viral infection.

The COVID-19 infection toll of the state stood at 23,400 which included 20,353 recovered cases. The active case stood at 3,146. The recovery rate of the state was 85.54%.

The total infection included 3,047 CAPF personnel, out of which 2,754 recovered and 289 are active cases.

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