COVID-19: One dies; 41 test positive in Manipur

COVID-19 has so far claimed 354 lives in Manipur.


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COVID-19 claimed one more life in Manipur, taking the state's death toll to 354, while the total caseload reached 28,137 with 41 new positive cases on Wednesday, the state health department said. 

According to a release issued by the COVID-19 Common Control Room, a 64-year-old woman from Imphal East, who died at the Raj Medicity in Imphal, became the latest COVID-19 victim in Manipur.  

The state health department stated that, of the 41 new positive cases, 20 are males while 21 are females. 

On Wednesday, Imphal West recorded 18 new cases, Imphal East - 10, Thoubal - 3, Bishnupur - 1, Kakching - 1, Tamenglong - 2, Senapati- 1, Jiribam - 1, Tengnoupal - 2, and Churachanpur - 2. 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 number of recovered cases in the state surged to 26,601 with 84 new recoveries. With it, the number of active cases stood at 1,182 and the recovery rate improved to 94.54 per cent, the release added. 

Those who are in contact with a COVID-19 positive person have been advised to isolate themselves immediately, contact the Covid Control room or the district CMO for testing. In case of emergency, one can dial 24x7 Covid Common Control Room Number-1800-345-3818; for home isolation-related cases, one can dial the home isolation helpline numbers- 0385-2414009 (State head quarter) and - 8415944151 (Thoubal), the state health services stated.

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.

The state health department has also advised the public to dial - 104 Manipur Mental Health Helpline from 9 am to 9 pm, for mental wellbeing. 

 

First Published:Dec. 30, 2020, 6:41 p.m.

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