Manipur's COVID-19 caseload climbs to 27,540; 86 new positive cases in 24 hours

The state's death toll surged to 334 after a 70-year-old male from Tamenglong district and a 64-year-old female from Imphal East district died at JNIMS and RIMS Hospital in Imphal, respectively.


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Manipur's COVID-19 caseload on Friday surged to 27,540 with 86 new positive cases, while the death toll mounted to 334 as COVID-19 claimed to more lives in a span 24 hours, the state health department said.

Of the new positive cases, 80 persons (46 males and 34 females) are from the general population, while six are Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, the state COVID-19 Common Control Room said in a release.

The positive cases from the general population included 27 each from Imphal West and Imphal East, 10 from Bishnupur, seven from Thoubal, three from Kakching, two from Chandel, and one each from Senapati, Kangpokpi, Noney and Tengnoupal. All are locals without any significant travel history. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

The state's death toll surged to 334 after a 70-year-old male from Tamenglong district and a 64-year-old female from Imphal East district died at JNIMS and RIMS Hospital in Imphal, respectively, the state health department said.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of recovered cases in Manipur is 25,371, including 121 new recoveries and the number of active cases is 1,835.  The state's recovery rate stood at 92.12 per cent, the release added. 

The state health department further said that the cumulative number of COVID-19 patients under home isolation increased to 8,304, of which 546 are active while 7,393 patients have recuperated from the infection, .

The state health department in the release has advised the public to dial 104 – Manipur Mental Health Helpline (9 am to 9 pm), for mental wellbeing. If you were in contact with a positive case, immediately self-isolate and contact COVID-19 Common Control Room or the district Chief Medical Officer for testing, it added.

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First Published:Dec. 18, 2020, 6:23 p.m.

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