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Manipur: Nurse working as COVID-19 warrior tests positive, total rises to 122

A nurse working in the isolation ward in Manipur’s Churachandpur district Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19 on June 4th, 2020, officials said. Additional director and Spokesperson of Health Department Dr Khoirom Sasheekumar Mangang said the nurse has no travel history.

According to Churachandpur District Hospital sources, the 40-year-old nurse was working in the 10 bed isolation ward of the hospital. She is the first frontline warrior who has been tested COVID-19 positive in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic in the state, an official said.

Dr V C Pau, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Churachandpur told reporters that the hospital authority appreciated the services rendered by the nurse and for her commitment to pay attention to her duty as a dedicated frontline warrior to combat COVID-19 pandemic. Churachandpur district has so far reported 24 COVID-19 cases.

Also read: Manipur detects 19 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 121

It may be mentioned that Manipur reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on June 4th, 2020, taking the total to 121. Of the 19 confirmed cases, 13 were confirmed by VRDL, JNIMS and six were confirmed by VRDL, RIMS.

Of the 19 cases, five are from Kangpokpi district, two from Churachandpur, three from Tengnoupal district, two each from Tamenglong and Kakching while one each from Imphal West, Chandel, Bishnupur, Kamjong and Thoubal.

Manipur and Northeast India

Assam has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases followed by Tripura. Nagaland has 4th highest cases in the region.

StatesCasesCured/ DischargedActive casesDeath
Arunachal Pradesh421410
Data based on Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Also read: Nagaland: COVID-19 cases rise to 94 as state detects 14 new patients

India COVID-19 cases so far

India has crossed 2 lakh-mark in terms of corona positives on June 3rd. On June 5th, the country currently has 227000+ confirmed COVID-19 cases, 110960 active cases with 109461 cured and discharged. The total number of deaths is 6348.

India registered a record jump of 8,909 novel coronavirus cases in a single day (June 3rd).

Among the states, Maharashtra is the first state to cross 2 thousand deaths. It has recorded 77793 corona cases with 33681 cured, 2710 deaths, and 41402 active cases. The western state is followed by Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Delhi has corona 25004 cases with 9898 cured, 650 deaths, and 14456 active cases. Tamil Nadu has 27256 positive cases with 14902 cured, 220 deaths 12134 active cases. Gujarat with 18584 COVID-19 cases, so far, has 12667 have been cured, 1155 deaths, and 4762 active cases.

India now has 7th in most cases in the world and has surpassed Germany. So far, the USA has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in 1,924,051 cases.

Global coronavirus cases have surpassed 6,702,699 cases, with Latin America overtaking the United States and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally. It represents a new phase in the virus’ spread, which initially peaked in China in February before large-scale outbreaks followed in Europe and the United States.

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