Manipur's COVID-19 death toll surges to 369

Fifteen new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Manipur on Friday.



COVID-19 claimed two more lives in Manipur, taking the death toll to 369 while the total caseload inched nearer to 29,000 as 15 more persons were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases, the state health department said on Friday. 

The cumulative number of positive cases in Manipur reached 28,953 on Friday, including 28,387 recovered cases and 197 active cases, according to a release issued by the COVID-19 common control room.

The two COVID-19 victims are a 63-year-old man from Ukhrul district and a 60-year-old man from Imphal West district who died at RIMS Hospital and Shija Hospital, respectively, the release stated.

The new positive cases included five from Imphal West, three from Thoubal, two each from Kangpokpi and Churachandpur, and one each from Imphal East, Bishnupur and Chandel. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact tracing are in place, it stated.

Meanwhile, 36 more recuperated from the infection on Friday. With the new recoveries, the state's recovery rate reached 98.04 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. 


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First Published:Jan. 22, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

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