Manipur COVID-19 positive cases rise to 8607; death toll 52

The state reported 177 new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday.

Manipur's COVID-19 death toll rose to 52 as one more succumbed to the illness, while 177 more people tested positive for the viral infection, pushing the COVID-19 tally in the state to 8,607 cases as on Friday, the state health department said.

Of the 177 new cases, 113 persons were from general population and 64 personnel from Central Armed Police Force. As many as 31 from Imphal West, 37 from Imphal East, 20 from Thoubal, nine from Churachandpur, six from Senapati, one from Kakching, three from Kakpokpi, two from Chandel one Ukhrul, two from Tamenglong and one from Tengnoupal. 103 persons from general population are locals with no travel history and the rest 10 are returnees from other states.

The cumulative number of active cases is 1,926.  In the past twenty hours, 90 persons were discharged. The cumulative number of recovered persons is 6,629 and the recovery rate is 77.01 per cent.

In case of emergency, the public can 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, it stated, adding that one can register for positive and inspiring stories by volunteers and organizations.

The public can also avail online teleconsultation by government doctors from home between 10 am and 3 pm every day except Sunday by downloading eSanjeevaniOPD app at Google Paly Store or visit the website -

Advisory to public: If you were in contact with a Covid positive person, self-isolate immediately, contact Covid Control Room or district CMO for testing, the state health department stated in the release.


First Published:Sept. 18, 2020, 6:59 p.m.

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