Manipur's COVID-19 death toll climbs to 365

One more patient succumbed to COVID-19 and 67 more people tested positive for the viral infection as reported on Saturday.


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COVID-19 claimed one more life from Imphal West in Manipur, pushing the death toll to 365, while the number of confirmed cases in the state rose to 28,646 with the report of 67 new positive cases, the state health department said on Saturday.

In the past twenty-four hours. 67 persons, including 37 males and 30 females from the general population were confirmed as new COVID19 positive cases, a release from the COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

The positive cases from the general population are 42 from Imphal West, 12 from Imphal East, two each from Thoubal and Noney, one each from Bishnupur, Kakching and Chandel and six from Churachandpur, the release stated.

State Health Services spokesperson and Additional Director Kh Sasheekumar Mangang stated in the release that all necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place.

The total number of discharged persons is 31, including 20 from home isolation. With it, the cumulative number of recovered cases has reached 27,766, including 3,363 Central Security Personnel. The recovery rate has moved up to 96.92 per cent, the release stated.

Of the cumulative number of positive cases, 25,260 are from the general population and 3,386 are Central Security Personnel, the release stated, adding the number of active cases which had dipped below the 500 mark rose to 515, including 19 Central Security Personnel.

 

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. 9, 2021, 6:26 p.m.

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