COVID-19: Two more die in Manipur; 77 new cases in 24 hours

The death toll in Manipur surged to 322 on Saturday.


COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Manipur, pushing the death toll to 322, while 177 more persons, including 24 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, tested positive for COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, the state health department said on Saturday.

The total caseload in the state is now 27,036, of which 3,057 cases are active while 23,657 patients have recovered, according to a release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room.

A 70-year-old woman from Thoubal district died due to the disease at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal on Saturday. Another 78-year-old man from Chandel district died at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal, the release stated. 

The new positive cases from the general population included 70 from Imphal West, 40 from Imphal East, 12 from Bishnupur, 10 from Thoubal, five from Churachandpur, three each from Tamenglong, Ukhrul, Senapati, two each from Chandel, Kangpokpi, and Kamjong, and one from Kakching. 

All are locals without any significant travel history. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the state health department said.

Meanwhile, 116 persons recovered from the disease on Saturday and the state's recovery rate stood at 87.50 per cent, it added.

The state health department further advised those in contact with a COVID-19 positive person to isolate themselves. In case of emergency, one can dial 24x7 Covid Common Control Room Number-1800-345-3818.

One can also avail online teleconsultation by government doctors from home (10 am to 3 pm every day except on Sunday) by downloading eSanjeevaniOPD app at Google Play store or go to the website -  www.esanjeevaniopd.in, it added. 

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First Published:Dec. 12, 2020, 7 p.m.

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