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A serosurveillance study on Covid-19 begins in Manipur

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Manipur’s health department has started a serosurveillance study on the prevalence of Covid-19 in four districts, namely Churachandpur, Imphal West, Kakching and Ukhrul, the government said in a statement on Monday.

A total of 4,600 samples will be collected for the necessary analyzes during the study that is scheduled to continue until December 19.

Meanwhile, Manipur’s Covid-19 count crossed the 25,000 mark with 135 new cases on Monday. The count is now 25,045.

Dr. Kh Sasheekumar Mangang, additional director and spokesman for the health department in a press release on Monday, said the 135 people who tested positive for ae were civilians.

New cases were reported in Imphal West (44), Imphal East (45), Thoubal (12), Bishnupur (9), Kakching (14), Churachandpur (4), Jiribam (1), Ukhrul (1), Tamenglong ( 4) and Chandel (1), the statement read.

There were eight victims that brought the death toll in the pandemic to 281 in the state.

A total of 165 people were discharged from 15 Covid care centers in the last 24 hours, it added.

There are 3,198 active cases, while 21,566 people have recovered from Covid-19. Manipur’s recovery rate is 86.1%, the statement said.

Hindustan Times

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