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Even though the number of COVID-19 positive cases is increasing in Manipur, the recovery rate among the infected persons is also surprisingly on the rise.

As of Monday, the recovery rate is 59.65 per cent, according to official sources.

On the other hand, with the detection of 17 new cases of COVID-19, the State has a total of 1,626 positive cases of COVID-19 till Monday.

The total numbers of active and recovered cases are 656 and 970 respectively.

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The 17 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at the viral research and diagnosis laboratories of Jawahalal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences, says Dr Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, additional director and spokesperson of Health department in a press release on Monday night.

They belong to Churachandpur, Imphal East and Senapati districts.

They will be shifted to COVID care facilities.

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

With the latest development, the cumulative number of positive cases in the state is 1,626.

The total numbers of active and recovered cases are 656 and 970 respectively.

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The recovery rate is 59.65 per cent, it stated.

In the past 24 hours, 74 persons were discharged from various COVID Care Centres of the state, it added.

The newly recovered persons are from COVID care centres of Imphal West, Tamenglong, Thoubal, Senapati, Ukhrul and JNIMS.

As on Monday, a total of 3,01,743 persons were screened at various entry points of the State while 64,080 samples were tested for COVID-19, according to the latest report of the state surveillance officer of integrated disease surveillance programme.

As per the report, altogether 54,550 have completed their quarantine while 4,606 were still at various quarantine centres in the State.

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