Manipur's COVID-19 death toll surges to 370

Four persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Manipur on Wednesday


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COVID-19 claimed one more life in Manipur, taking the death toll to 370, while the total caseload mounted to 29,007 with four new cases, the state health department said.

The latest COVID-19 victim was a 75-year-old man from Bishnupur district who died at the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Imphal, according to a release issued by the state COVID-19 Common Control Room.

The new positive cases included two from Imphal West and one each from Imphal East and Thoubal. All necessary medical precautionary measures like containment and contact, the release stated.

Meanwhile, the cumulative number of recovered cases in Manipur increased to 28,476 with 13 new recoveries and the state's recovery rate reached 98.16 per cent, it stated.

With the new recoveries, the number of active cases stood at 161, 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. 27, 2021, 5:55 p.m.

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