Manipur's COVID-19 active cases dip below 250

Nineteen new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Manipur on Wednesday.


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The number of COVID-19 active cases in Manipur on Wednesday dipped below 250 as 10 more persons recovered from the viral infection, while the total caseload mounted to 28,919 with 19 new cases, the state health department said.

The number of COVID-19 active caseload in the state is now 244 and the number of recoveries is 28,308, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room.

The state's COVID-19 recovery rate also reached 97.88 per cent, the release stated.

A total of 19 persons (12 males and seven females) from general the population were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur, the state health department stated on Wednesday.

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

No COVID-19 fatality was recorded in the state on Wednesday and the death toll stood at 367, it 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. 20, 2021, 6:40 p.m.

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