A total of 341 persons have tested positive in Manipur during the past 24 hours, stated a state health department report.

With this, the total number of positive cases in the state has reached 19,091 cases.

28 of these cases comprise personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces.

Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, spokesperson of the state health department said all the people who have tested positive are locals without any significant travel history.

They are being shifted to Covid-19 care facilities.

All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, he said.

Moreover, 278 persons were discharged from Covid-19 care facilities during the past 24 hours. The disease claimed the lives of nine people in the city on Monday.

The total numbers of active and recovered cases in the state are 3,568 and 15,343 respectively. The recovery rate stands at 80.36 percent.

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