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With two more fresh cases, Manipur’s COVID-19 count reached 85 while the total number of active cases increased to 74 on Tuesday afternoon.

Earlier 11 patients were discharged from the hospitals after recovery.

Last night two persons including a 50-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man were confirmed COVID 10 positive at the VRDLs (Virus research & diagnostic laboratory) of Regional institute of medical sciences (RIMS), the COVID-19 Common Control Room revealed on Tuesday.

The woman belongs to Imphal West district and is a Mumbai returnee and the male is from Thoubal district and is a Delhi returnee, the release said.

Sating that they are being shifted to the COVID care facility at RIMS and their conditions are stable, the release admitted that all necessary precautionary measures such as containment and contact tracing are now in place.

The total number of positive cases has increased to 85 and the number of active cases to 74, it stated.

There are also reports of recovering three positive cases including one and half month old baby after they were tested negative at the JNIMS COVID care facility.

However, the hospital authority is yet to make any official announcement till the filing of the report.

Meanwhile, in order to augment the COVID 19 testing capacity in the state, the Institute of Bio-resources and sustainable development have been working to support the COVID testing facilities at RIMS and JNIMS.

Around five researchers including a scientist fellow, a post doctoral fellow, a senior research fellow, a research scholar and a research associate of the institute under the guidance of two scientists Dr Nanaocha Sharma and Dr Indira have been helping at the VRDLs of JNIMS and RIMS, senior administrative officer of the institute said.

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