Manipur's COVID-19 confirmed caseload crosses 28000-mark

COVID-19 claimed four more lives, while 53 more people tested positive for the infection in Manipur on Sunday.

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Amid the hectic government activity surrounding Union Home Minister Amit Shah's one-day visit to the state, the total tally of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Manipur crossed 28000-mark as 53 more people tested positive for the infection on Sunday.

As per the latest updates from the COVID-19 Common Control Room, the confirmed positive cases rose to 28,029, while a 67-year-old male from Churachandpur, a 60-year-old male from Imphal East, a 69-year-old male from Imphal West and a 75-year-old female from Imphal West succumbed to the illness. With it, the death toll rose to 348 on Sunday.  

The 53 new COVID-19 positive cases included one personnel of the Central Armed Police Force, a release from the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated. It stated that the rest are from the general population. They included 18 from Imphal West, 10 from Imphal East, two from Thoubal, four from Bishnupur, 12 from Kakching, two from Churachandpur and one each from Senapati, Tengnoupal, Tamenglong and Noney.

All are locals without any significant travel history, the release stated, adding that all necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place.

Meanwhile, 73 more people recovered, taking the total number of recoveries to 26,404. With it, the recovery rate is now 94.20 per cent and the total number of active cases dipped to 1,277, the release added.

The state health department has advised the public to dial - 104 Manipur Mental Health Helpline from 9 am to 9 pm, for mental wellbeing. It also advised those in contact with a positive patient to self-isolate themselves immediately, contact the Covid Control room or the district CMO for testing.   


First Published:Dec. 27, 2020, 6:47 p.m.

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