Imphal (Manipur), July 13 : 16 new Covid cases were detected in the state on Sunday taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,609.
According to Covid Control Room handout , 16 new cases including 1 is male while 15 are females were confirmed as new COVID 19 cases in the past twenty four hours.
All the new cases were confirmed at the viral research and diagnosis laboratories of Regional Institute of Medical Sciences and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences .
The new patients belong to the districts of Chandel, Imphal East, Kakching, Kangpokpi and Senapati.
All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place.
In the past 24 hours, 53 persons were discharged from COVID Care Centres of Meitram in Imphal West district, Churachandpur, Kakching, Senapati, Ukhrul and Covid care facilities of RIMS and JNIMS after they were found COVID 19 free on RT PCR test.
Altogether 3,00,677 persons were screened at various entry points of the state while 63,534 samples were tested for Covid.
A total of 53,926 have completed their quarantine while 4,829 persons were still at various quarantine centres including that of the paid quarantine facilities in the state.