Manipur's COVID-19 active caseload falls below 400

Twenty-four new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Manipur on Saturday.


The COVID-19 active caseload in Manipur on Saturday dipped below 400 as 79 more persons recuperated from the infection, while the total caseload surged to 28,835 with 24 new cases, the state health department said. 

The COVID-19 active caseload in Manipur as on Saturday is 380 and the number of recoveries is 28,089, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room.

The state's COVID-19 recovery rate also reached 97.41 per cent, the release stated.

The new positive cases included 11 from Thoubal, six from Imphal West, three from Tamenglong, two from Kangpokpi, and one each from Imphal East and Chandel. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated. 

Meanwhile, a 90-year-old man from Imphal West, who died at the Raj Medicity in Imphal became the latest COVID-19 victim in Manipur. With it, the state's death toll rose to 366, the release added. 

No COVID-19 fatalities had been recorded in Manipur for the past six days.

The state health department further stated that the cumulative mumber of patients under home isolation in the state reached 9,167, of which 8,590 patients have recovered while 180 cases are active. 

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. 

First Published:Jan. 16, 2021, 8:07 p.m.

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