Manipur's COVID-19 death toll rises to 367

Thirty-three persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Tuesday.


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COVID-19 claimed one more life in Manipur on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 367, while the total caseload mounted to 28,900 with 33 new cases, the state health department said. 

A total of 33 persons, including one Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel, were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room.

The positive cases from the general population included 19 from Imphal West, eight from Chandel, two from Thoubal, and one each from Imphal East, Senapati and Churachandpur. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, the release stated.

The latest COVID-19 victim in Manipur was a 71-year-old man from Imphal West who died at the Shija Hospital, Imphal, the state health department said. 

Meanwhile, the state's COVID-19 active caseload has further dropped to 235 as 17 more persons recovered from the infection. With it, the number of recoveries surged to 28,298 and the state's recovery rate reached 97.91 per cent, the release stated.  

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. 19, 2021, 6:09 p.m.

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