No COVID-19 death for second day; daily postive tally continues to fall below 50 in Manipur

The number of daily new positive cases continued to fall on Tuesday for the third consecutive day.

For the second consecutive day, Manipur reported no COVID-19 death and the daily new COVID-19 positive cases continued to fall for the third consecutive day on Tuesday to 39, according to the state health department data.

Reflecting a seemingly slowing down of the COVID-19 spread, the state reported 38 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday and 48 new positive cases on Sunday. 

In the past twenty-four hours, 39 persons from the general population were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases, while the cumulative number of deaths remained 337, according to the release from the state COVID-19 Common Control Room.

The new positive cases from the general population included 21 from Imphal West, eight from Imphal East, one each from Thoubal and Senapati, three from Bishnupur, two from Kakching and three from Churachandpur. All are locals without any significant travel history. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

Meanwhile, the total number of discharged persons is 149, taking the total number of recovered cases to 25,928, the release stated.

The cumulative number of positive cases is 27.723 (General Population - 24,390 and Central Security Personnel 3,333). The number of active cases is 1.458 (General Population 1,310 and Central Security Personnel - 148). The recovery rate is 93.52 per cent.

The state health services appealed to the public to dial - 104 Manipur Mental Health Helpline from 9 am to 9 pm, for mental wellbeing. It also requested all international travellers who travelled to the state from November 25 to December 23, 2020 to dial the Common Covid Control Room No. 18003453818 or respective District Surveillance Officers for further surveillance and monitoring.

First Published:Dec. 22, 2020, 6:52 p.m.

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