Manipur Updates: 270 new positive cases push COVID-19 tally to 9,280, death toll reaches 60

Manipur reported one more death due to COVID-19 on Tuesday.

One more fatality pushed the Covid-19 death toll in Manipur to 60 and the total positive cases surged to 9,280 with 270 new positive cases reported in the past 24-hours, the state health department said on Tuesday in its 5 pm bulletin.

One 82-year-old man from Imphal West died at JNIMS due to Covid-19 and co-morbid conditions, a release by the Covid-19 Common Control Room stated.

The new cases included 56 personnel of the Central Armed Police Force. Of the 214 general cases, 100 from Imphal East, 54 from Imphal West, 29 from Thoubal, seven from Kakching, six from Bishnupur, five from Churachandpur, four from tamenglong, three each from Tengnoupal and Chandel, and one each from Kamjong and Senapati, the release stated. Of them, 205 are locals without any travel history, it added.

All the new Covid cases are being shifted to Covid Care centres across the state and all necessary medical precaution measures and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

Meanwhile, 49 more patients have been discharged from Covid Care facilities after being found Covid-19 free on RT-PCR test. The recovery rate now stands at 74.21 per cent as the cumulative number of recoveries reached 6521 on Tuesday.

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. 22, 2020, 7:04 p.m.

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