COVID-19: New daily cases in Manipur dips below 20; no new death

No new COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in the state for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday.


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The daily new COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur dropped below the 20-mark, while no new COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in the state for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday, the state health department said.

On Thursday, 18 persons (eight males and 10 females) from the general population were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases, pushing the state's total caseload to 28,787, while with no new COVID-19 fatalities, the death toll stood at 365, a release from the state COVID-19 Common Control Room stated.

The new positive cases from the general population included seven from Imphal East, six from Imphal West, three from Churachandpur, and one each from Senapati and Tamenglong. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

Meanwhile, the number of recovered cases rose to 27,976 with 41 new recoveries. With it, the number of active cases is now 446 and the state's recovery rate reached 97.18 per cent, it added. 

Those who are in contact with a COVID-19 positive person have been advised to isolate themselves immediately and contact the Covid Control room or the district CMO for testing.

In case of emergency, one can dial 24x7 Covid-19 Common Control Room Number-1800-345-3818; for home isolation-related cases, home isolation helpline numbers- 0385-2414009 (State headquarter) 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:Jan. 14, 2021, 6:44 p.m.

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