Manipur COVID-19 Updates: Death toll climbs to 36; positive cases rise to 6,883

The state reported one COVID-19 death and 184 more positive cases Saturday.

Manipur on Saturday reported one more COVID-19 death, taking the death toll in the state to 36, while the number of positive cases rose to 6,883 as 184 more people, including 24 personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), tested positive for Coronavirus, the state health department said.

A 65-year-old man from Thoubal district died at JNIMS from COVID-19 and other co-morbid conditions in the last 24 hours, a release stated.

Of the 160 new COVID-19 positive cases of the general population, 98 are from Imphal West, 19 from Thoubal, 12 from Imphal East, nine from Tengnoupal, seven from Kangpokpi, six from Noney, four from Churachandpur, three from Bishnupur, and one each from Ukhrrul, Tamenglong and Senapati, a release from the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

Only six from Noney are returnees from other states while the rest 154 are locals without any significant travel history. They are being shifted to different Covid care facilities and contact tracing and containment measures are in place, the release stated.

Meanwhile, a total of 76 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours after they were found COVID-19 free on RT PCR test. With it the number of recoveries is 4,975 and active cases is 1,872. The recovery rate is 72.27 per cent, the release stated.

In case of emergency, government doctors can be contacted from home between 10 am to 3 pm every day except on Sunday by downloading Sanjeevani OPD app at Google Play store or go to website

For teleconsultation, one can use a Smartphone or Computer/ Laptop/ Tablet with internet connection. OPD consultation on eSanjeevaniOP, the state health department said.

The public can also call Psychological Support Helpline Number 8787457035, 9402751364, 7629943596; Hospitalisation Helpline Toll Free Number 18001032015 and Helpline Covid-19 Common Control Room Number - 18003453818 are available 24x7.

First Published:Sept. 5, 2020, 8:49 p.m.

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