Imphal(Manipur),May 16: A 75-year-old woman and a 48-year-old man have tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur,taking the total number of active cases in the state to four,an official statement stated on Saturday.
The two persons had recently arrived from Mumbai,where one of them underwent treatment at the Tata Memoria lHospital, the statement said.
They reached Imphal on May 14 in a hired vehicle andwere placed under quarantine at the RD Wing in Lamphel, whichhad been set up to quarantine patients returning from others states following treatment.
On Friday, a nursing professional, who was underquarantine, tested positive and was shifted to an isolation ward of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences here.
Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang, additional director and spokesperson of the state health department, said that the nursing professional returned from Kolkata.
The third person to test positive is also being treated at JNIMS, the statement said.
The first two Covid-19 patients in the state were discharged from two government hospitals on April 12 and 21. No new cases were recorded until the third case was detected on May 14.