Manipur, Nagaland register more COVID cases

GUWAHATI: The spike in COVID-19 cases in Manipur and Nagaland continued on Thursday with a greater inflow of stranded citizens to both the states from outside the region.

In Manipur, as many as 11 COVID-19 positive cases were reported while Nagaland registered nine cases.

“Eleven (nine male, two female) active cases were confirmed in the viral research and diagnostic laboratories of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (7 detected) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (4 detected). They will be shifted to the COVID care facilities at RIMS and JNIMS. Their condition is stable. All necessary control measures are in place,” additional director and spokesperson for Manipur health department, Khoirom S Mangang, informed in a statement issued on Thursday.

“A case who was admitted at the COVID Care facility of JNIMS was found negative yesterday and has been discharged today. The total number of recovered cases has increased to five,” Mangang said.

With the fresh cases, the total number of positive cases in Manipur has increased to 55 and the tally of active cases stands at 50.

Meanwhile, Nagaland health and family welfare minister, S. Pangnyu Phom informed that nine more tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday. “All are returnees from Chennai. Six are from Dimapur and three from Tuensang. Nagaland has a total number of 28 COVID-positive cases,” Phom said.

Both the states had on Wednesday reported five more COVID-19 positive cases each. Apart from Assam, where positive cases are rising by the hour, Tripura, and of late, Manipur and Nagaland have seen active cases go up in the past few days.

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