Manipur's COVID-19 caseload climbs to 28,531; 47 new cases in 24 hours

COVID-19 claimed one more life in Manipur on Thursday, taking the death toll to 364.


Manipur on Thursday recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total caseload to 28,531, while the death toll surged to 364 with one more COVID-19 fatality, the state health department said. 

As per an update from the COVID-19 common control room, 44 persons (24 males and 20 females) from the general population and  three personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were confirmed positive for COVID-19 in Manipur.

The new positive cases from the general population included 27 from Imphal West, 11 from Imphal East, two from Chandel, and one each from Bishnupur, Churachandpur, Noney and Ukhrul. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the state health department said in a release. 

A 92-year-old man from Churachandpur who died at the District Hospital, Churachandpur became the latest COVID-19 victim in the state and the cumulative number of deaths is 364, the release stated. 

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of recovered cases rose to 27,677 with 35 new recoveries. With it, the number of active cases stood at 490 and the state's COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 97 per cent, it 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. 

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