COVID-19 caseload in Manipur surges to 28,579 with 48 new cases

The number of COVID-19 active cases in Manipur remained below 500.


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Manipur's COVID-19 caseload surged to 28,579 as 48 more persons tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday, while the cumulative number of recovered cases rose to 27,735 with 58 new recoveries, the state health department said. 

The new positive cases included 36 from Imphal West, four each from Imphal East and Thoubal, two from Tamenglong, and one each from Tengnoupal and Noney, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room.

All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

With the new recoveries, the number of COVID-19 active cases stood at 480 and the recovery rate improved to 97.04 per cent. No new COVID-19 death was recorded in the state on Friday and the death toll stood at 364, 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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First Published:Jan. 8, 2021, 7:28 p.m.

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