Manipur's COVID-19 active caseload dips to 436

No COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in Manipur for the sixth consecutive day on Friday.


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The COVID-19 active caseload in Manipur on Friday dipped to 436 as 34 more persons recuperated from the infection, while the total caseload surged to 28,811 with 24 new cases, the state health department said. 

No COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in Manipur for the sixth consecutive day on Friday and the state's death toll stood at 356, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room.

On Friday, 24 persons (seven males and 17 females) from the general population were confirmed as new COVID-I9 positive cases. Of them, six are from Churachandpur, five from Imphal West, four each from Imphal East and Kakching, two each from Noney and Tamenglong and one from Senapati. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place. the release stated.

With the new COVID-19 recoveries, the total number of recovered cases in the state rose to 28,010 and the recovery rate reached 97.21 per cent, the release 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. 15, 2021, 6:43 p.m.

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