COVID-19 active cases in Manipur dips below 350

No COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in Manipur on Sunday.


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Manipur's COVID-19 active caseload on Sunday dropped below 350 as 58 more persons recovered from the infection, while the total caseload surged to 28,856 with 21 new positive cases, the state health department said. 

As per the latest updates from the COVID-19 common control room, the number of active cases in the state is 343 and the cumulative number of recovered cases is 28,147. 

The state's COVID-19 recovery rate also reached 97.54 per cent, the state health department said in a release.

Of the new positive cases, 17 persons (10 males and seven females) from the general population while four are personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the release stated.

The new positive cases from the general population included eight from Churachandpur,  five from Imphal West, two from Thoubal and one each from Bishnupur and Tamenglong. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, it stated.

The state's death toll stood at 366 as no COVID-19 fatalities were recorded on Sunday, the release added. 

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. 

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First Published:Jan. 17, 2021, 6:56 p.m.

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