The recovery rate of COVID19 cases in Manipur increased to 39.56 per cent as on Saturday after the discharge of a total of 432 cases out of 1,092 cases.

On Saturday, a total of 39 COVID19 patients were discharged from the hospital.

“Today, 39 persons are discharged from COVID Care Centre Meitram (10) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (29) after they were found COVID19 free on Real Time PCR test,” Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, additional director and spokesperson of the health department, said in statement on Saturday.

With the day’s discharge and detection of 17 new cases, the total number of active cases in the state stands at 660.

The new cases, including 12 males and 5 females, were confirmed as COVID19 positive after tests of the samples at the Viral Research and Diagnosis Laboratory of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal.

The new cases are from Imphal West, Kakching, Thoubal and Ukhrul districts.

All are returnees from other states and they are being shifted to the COVID care facilities, the statement said adding that all necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place.

Meanwhile, another report from Dr L Gojendro, chief medical officer of Bishnupur district said the three staff members of the district hospital of Bishnupur, who tested COVID19 positive few days back, tested negative while undergoing treatment at RIMS.

The district hospital at Bishnupur has a COVID19 isolation ward.

A total of 34 patients were admitted to the hospital, out of which 32 completely recovered and they were sent home.

Among the recovered patients, there was a pregnant woman, who drew attention of the office of Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations and other international organizations.

She has also recovered and the inmates had to be referred to COVID Care Centre Meitram at her and her family’s request, the release of CMO Bishnupur district said.

There are 4 patients currently admitted to the hospital.

Meanwhile, Manipur Police on Saturday detained 685 persons for violating lockdown norms & curfew, imposed to prevent the spread of COVID19.

While many of them did not wear face masks in public, some others did not maintain social distancing.

The police also detained 346 vehicles and a sum of Rs 56,000 was collected at fines as per the law.

Police have warned those who violate the lockdown norms to face strong legal action under the National disaster management Act 2005 and other appropriate laws.

Sobhapati Samom

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