Imphal (Manipur), July 19 : 63 CRPF personnel and three army personnel deployed in Manipur tested Covid positive, taking the states tally to 1,891 including 709 active cases.
According to a press -statement issued by Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, additional director and spokesperson of state health department The CRPF personnel found to be infected are stationed at a training centre in Kangpokpi district while the three army men are from Leimakhong Garrison.
The release said that these personnel had recently joined their duty after a period of leave.
As on Saturday, 91 persons including 82 male and 9 females were detected to have been infected with Covid 19. Sixteen of these samples were tested at RIMS (Regional Institute of Medical Sciences), 63 at JNIMS (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences) three at the district hospitals of Tamenglong, eight at Thoubal and one at Ukhrul, the release said.
All the new cases were being shifted to Covid care facilities.
In the past 24 hours, 19 persons have been discharged from Covid care centres including from Meitram in Imphal West(6), Thoubal (1), Kamjong(7) and from RIMS(3) and JNIMS(2).
The total number of recovered cases has risen to 1,182, taking the recovery rate to 62.50 percent.