Manipur continues with low streak of daily COVID-19 cases

Eleven persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Monday.


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With only 11 new coronavirus infections reported in a span of a day, Manipur on Monday continued with its low streak of single-day COVID-19 cases, with total caseload mounting to 28,867, according to the state health department.

The new positive cases included four from Bishnupur, three each from Imphal West and Imphal East and one from Thoubal. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room stated.

No COVID-19 fatalities were recorded in the state on Monday and the cumulative number of deaths stood at 366, the release stated.

Meanwhile, 58 more persons recuperated from the infection, pushing the total recoveries to 28,205, it stated.

With the new recoveries, the number of active cases dropped below 300.

There are 296 active cases in Manipur as of Monday and the state's recovery rate reached 97.70 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. 

First Published:Jan. 18, 2021, 6:11 p.m.

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