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COVID-19 cases in Manipur rose to 970 with the detection of 49 new cases in the last twenty hours, official sources said on Wednesday.

The total number of active cases in the state is 642

A total of 49 persons including 24 male and 25 females were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases from the VRDL(Virus Research & Diagnosis Laboratory) of Regional Institute of medical sciences(29) and Jawaharlal  Institute of medical sciences (20) in the last 24 hours, an official press release stated.

The new cases are all returnees and they have been shifted to the COVID care facilities.

All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release added.

The release further informed that a total of 70 persons were discharged from various hospitals and COVID care centres on Wednesday.

Sobhapati Samom

Sobhapati Samom is Northeast Now Correspondent in Imphal. He can be reached at: ssamom@gmail.com