COVID-19 claims three more lives in Manipur; 51 more test positive

The state's death toll surged to 361 on Monday.


COVID-19 on Monday claimed three more lives in Manipur, taking the death toll to 361, while 51 new positive cases pushed the state's total caseload to 28,332, the state health department said. 

The three new COVID-19 fatalities in the state included a 71-year-old man from Imphal West, a 77-year-old man from Bishnupur and a 65-year-old woman from Kangpokpi who died at expired at RIMS, Shija Hospital and Raj Medicity in Imphal, respectively, a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room stated. 

The state health department stated that of the new positive cases, 20 are from Kakching, 13 from Imphal East, 10 from Imphal West, four from Thoubal, two from Bishnupur, and one each from Senapati and Churachandpur.

All are locals without any significant travel history. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, it stated.

Menawhile, 47 new recoveries pushed the state's recovered cases to 26,862. With it, the number of active cases stood at 1,109 and the recovery rate improved to 94.81 per cent, the release stated.

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. 

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First Published:Jan. 4, 2021, 7:21 p.m.

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